Washington Illinois Historical Society - Washington, Illinois - Founded 1825

"Something Old, Something New"
Kitchen Tour
Saturday, September 26th
Join us for a tour of historic, modern, and remodeled kitchens throughout Washington as we present our first annual, Kitchen Tour! The theme this year is "Something Old, Something New", which means you'll get a taste of the newest and most antique kitchens our town has to offer!

Tickets for the tour go on sale Tuesday, September 1st at the Washington Park District & Chamber of Commerce for $17 each. They will also be made available the day of for $20 at the Dement-Zinser House (105 Zinser Place).


More Than A Game!
Monday, September 28th, 6:30pm
Washington District Library

Homerun! Think you know baseball? Think again! In our FREE September program, baseball experts will put your knowledge to the test in a presentation sure to excite any fan! From the historical roots, the “Girls of Summer”, changing times, and that oddity known as the 7 Inning Stretch, it’s sure to be a worthwhile double-hitter!
Presenters for the evening include Carol & Roger May, former teachers/professors, Keith Butterfield, a Caterpillar retiree and former Peoria Journal Star employee. All claim a part of “Cardinal Nation”, but don’t let that keep you away!
Come join us Monday, September 28, at the Washington District Library (meeting room) at 6:30! You might just learn a thing or two!
This FREE program co-sponsored by Washington Historical Society and Washington District Library.


2015 Roots Award
Recipient Named!


The Dement-Zinser House, the official home of the Washington Historical Society, is open most Saturdays from 11am-2pm, and we'd love to have you stop by!

HOPE Lives On Project
Launches New Website!
Check out our BRAND NEW website for the HOPE Lives On project, featuring full story archives, photos, more! 

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 and digital media from the community. Washington residents are encouraged to share their story and media, regardless of how they were affected or involved. These written accounts and digital media will be preserved for future generations to come --- helping them know that Washington always stood STRONG 
even in the face of an EF4.

**We are now accepting video/photo related to 11-17-13!! Have photos of that EF4? A video? It's aftermath?

 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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