Waverly Hills Historical Society was incorporated in 2003 for the purpose of preserving and restoring Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a former tuberculosis hospital in Louisville, Ky, memorializing the staff, patients, and those touched by the sanatorium as well as educating the public about the history of tuberculosis, it’s effects and impact on the local community. TB was widespread in the area, resulting in a waiting list to stay at the sanatorium. Thousands of patients and staff passed through Waverly, contributing to both the growth of Louisville, Ky as well as touching thousands of people’s lives.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium is on the National Register of Historic Places for both its significance historically, as well as the architectural significance of the building.
The Waverly Hills Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and operates fundraising activities to accomplish its purpose. These include tours, both historical and paranormal, as well as an annual haunted house and Christmas laser light show. Other fundraising activities are held throughout the year, and donations are accepted.
The goal of the Waverly Hills Historical Society for the building is to restore it and turn it into usable space to once again be a staple of the local community and Louisville, Ky. The plans are to use the building as a destination hotel, conference center, and museum. This will enable Waverly to not only contribute back to the local community through economic and historical means but also continue to educate the public of the impact TB and Waverly had.
Board of Directors
The Waverly Hills Historical Society is run by a board of directors whom are as follows;
- Renae Kepfer-Clark, President
- Anne-Marie Hogan, Treasurer
- Melanie Sinnock, Secretary
- David Price, Director
Employees & Volunteers
The Waverly Hills Historical Society mostly relies on volunteers to run its activities even though employees are needed for areas such as management, restoration work, and some office work.
Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. The estimated cost to restore the Sanatorium has been as high as $40,000,000.00. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal and local laws governing public charities. For donations and estate planning over $10,000.00, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 502-933-2142 during office hours. You may also donate online here: https://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/product/donation/
Public Filings & Financial Information
(Public Disclosure and Availability Requirements)
The Waverly Hills Historical Society complies with all laws governing 501(c)3 exempt organizations. These include making available to the public certain annual returns and exempt application filings. We are working on making these available online, which will be found here. Until such time, they may be requested in person, or, copies may be requested to be mailed. Waverly Hills Historical Society will charge a small fee for copies and postage within IRS regulations and will be provided within 30 days of the request.