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.
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!
COME SEE US
The Dement-Zinser House is NOW open at regular hours of 11m-2pm
Come see us for a tour!
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)
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!
THANK YOU TO OUR EXCLUSIVE WEBPAGE SPONSOR:
- Mason-White Funeral Home -
20 Valley Forge Rd.
Washington, Illinois 61571
Phone: (309) 444-2634
Thanks for visiting.