Washington Illinois Historical Society - Washington, Illinois - Founded 1825

Nomination forms NOW available for the Washington Roots Award!!

Upcoming events.....

2014 Box Social
Monday, April 28th
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
(200 S. Main Street, Washington)

Casual Dinner 6pm*
Free Program 6:45pm

Come on out for a casual evening of fun under the "Barn Dance" theme as presenters speak on American Radio's earliest and most influential programs, 
"The National Barn Dance" and we enjoy a hoot-hallowing box social!

 Join us for a box dinner at St. Mark's Lutheran Church (see ticket info below), followed by a free presentation on the iconic program that brought people through the Great Depression, World War II, and more! 
Come for both or join us later in the evening for the free program!

* Tickets for the Dinner are $12 and are available 
March 17-April 21 at the Washington Chamber of Commerce, 
the Washington Park District, or by calling 444-4496.

Casual attire is welcomed for both portions of the event.

This program is being underwritten by the Illinois Humanities Council


Victorian Tea
Saturday, May 3rd, 2-4pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
(200 S Main St, Washington, IL )

Come join in the fun as the Tea Ladies present “Outrageous Etiquette”, inspired by the tea rules of the Victorian Era. Mothers, daughters, granddaughters and friends – ladies of all ages - are invited to attend! Come dressed in period costume to add to the fun (optional).

Tickets are $20 each or $110 for a table of (6) six and available March 17 thru April 19 
at the Washington Chamber of Commerce,
Washington Park District, or by calling 444-4496.

This event is being underwritten by the Illinois Humanities Council.


HOPE Lives On: 
Sharing stories of survival and hope 
in the wake of devastation

Following the devastating tornado that ripped through Washington on 11-17-13, the Washington Historical Society and Washington District Library are teaming up to bring “HOPE Lives On”, a project that aims to preserve the history of this tragic event through shared stories from the community. Washington residents are encouraged to share their story, regardless of how they were affected or involved. These written accounts will be preserved for future generations to come --- helping them know that Washington always stood STRONG 
even in the face of an EF4.

 Click here to learn more about the project and how you can submit your own story today!

- Mason-White Funeral Home - 
20 Valley Forge Rd.
Washington, Illinois 61571
Phone: (309) 444-2634
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