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Stepping Stones Online Archive

Give now and have your contribution matched so that Stepping Stones can create an online archive for everyone to see without visiting New York. The first $25,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar by gifts from a pool of funders so that Stepping Stones can establish a free, accessible online archive featuring 10,000 manuscripts and photographs left in Stepping Stones' care by Bill and Lois Wilson: https://www.steppingstones.org/DonationForm.html

Stepping Stones is the historic home of Bill and Lois Wilson, who lived in the house from 1941 until their deaths in 1971 and 1988, respectively. Stepping Stones was to become the Wilsons’ first and only real home, and the place where they produced many of their important contributions. Through the help of an acquaintance, Bill and Lois purchased and moved into Stepping Stones in Bedford Hills, New York in April 1941. Bill lived at Stepping Stones until his death in 1971 and Lois until her death in 1988. Many of Bill’s writings, including three of his four books, were written in his Studio behind the Main House. He devised and wrote the 12 Traditions - the framework that ensured AA’s long-term success - in the Studio. Lois founded Al-Anon Family Groups in the library of the Main House in 1951.

Stepping Stones is listed on the New York State and national Registers of Historic Places, and the New York State Women’s Heritage Trail. The house is operated as a museum that is open to visitors Monday-Saturday at 1pm with a reservation and all other times by special appointment.

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