Washington Illinois Historical Society - Washington, Illinois - Founded 1825

Find beauty and inspiration at our Garden Walk this summer!

Join us on June 4th for a Garden Walk featuring seven unique gardens within Washington (IL). 

Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased 
for $17 each (thru 6/3; $20 day of) at Le Fleur, Kimplings Ace Hardware, Denhart''s Restaurant, Needle in a Haystack, and the Dement-Zinser House (Saturdays, 11am-2pm)

A special luncheon will be held in Denhart's Washington room from 11:30am-1pm.
Luncheon tickets are being sold for $10 each. 

This event is being held in collaboration between the Town & Country Gardeners  and the Washington Historical Society in memory of Linda Lee. Linda was a hard-working, beloved member of both organizations and this event seeks to honor her memory for her dedication. 

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Washington Roots Award
NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!
It’s that time of year again! 
The Washington Historical Society is proudly accepting nominations for its 2016 Washington Roots Award, 
and we need your help!

This annual award seeks to honor someone with “roots” in Washington who has made an impact on society around them, and we’re looking for some nominees! Eligible nominees do not have to currently reside in Washington, however they must have spent some portion of their childhood in Washington. 

Past recipients have included Dr. David Hunt, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian, Dave van Dyck, a famed sportswriter, and Tejas Shastry, entrepreneur and inventor.

Know someone deserving of this award? 
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE THEM!

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COME SEE US 
THIS SUMMER!!

The Dement-Zinser House is NOW open at regular hours of 11m-2pm
EVERY Saturday!

Come see us for a tour!

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***AVAILABLE NOW!***
WASHINGTON CANNERY BRICKS!

Looking to own a piece of Washington history??  The Washington Historical Society is proudly offering authentic Dickinson-Libby Cannery bricks and you could be one of just a few to own one! 

Only 150 are available to purchase, 
and will include a certificate of authenticity!  

Individual bricks are $75 with walnut base, 
and $25 without.

Orders can be placed by calling 
the Zinser House at 309-444-4793 
(if no answer, leave a message with your order details)


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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HOPE Lives On Project 


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.

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

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THANK YOU TO OUR EXCLUSIVE WEBPAGE SPONSOR: 
 
- Mason-White Funeral Home - 
20 Valley Forge Rd.
Washington, Illinois 61571
Phone: (309) 444-2634
 
 
 
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