Washington Illinois Historical Society - Washington, Illinois - Founded 1825

Join us for fun fall events!

William Holland Day
October 17th, 2:00-4:00pm
Dement-Zinser House 
(105 Zinser Place)

Join us in honoring our city's founder, William Holland, in an afternoon filled with heritage arts and crafts demos! From the historic blacksmith, cider making, to pottery, basket weaving, and more! Come on out for a FREE afternoon on 
the Zinser Lawn! We'd love to see you!

Click here to enter our COLORING CONTEST!


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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