The Vaile Victorian Society

The Vaile Victorian Society was established in 1983. Charter memberships began with a pre-gala sponsored by the City of Independence and the Independence Pioneers Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution of which Mrs. DeWitt was a member. Following this event the mansion was opened to the public for two days and society memberships were taken that weekend.  The newly formed Vaile Victorian Society accepted the responsibility to furnish the mansion in the splendor and style of the Victorian Era. The Society has been able to secure an outstanding collection of furnishings and accessories from generous individual donations and the following Society sponsored public events:


  • Strawberry Festival - 1st Saturday in June.

  • Christmas Open House - Special theme Christmas decoration 

  • Spring Tea/Vintage Fashion Show - Last Saturday in March

  • Unveiling of the Vaile - April 1st - Spring Event.


Refurnishing is an on-going responsibility as furniture and appointments can be found that are more authentic and replacing those damaged by deterioration. It is the desire of the Vaile Victorian Society that all who tour the mansion will experience the style and spirit of Victorian Times.


Download a membership application here

or apply on our website: Membership Application