Washington Illinois Historical Society - Washington, Illinois - Founded 1825


Christmas Tour of Homes
Tuesday, December 13th
1-4pm & 6-9pm

Pre-sale tickets: 17
Day of: $20

Tour luncheon/dinner tickets for 
a meal at C Note Pub tickets will 
be available at additional cost.

Join us for our annual tour of homes decked out for the season! Tickets are available at Kimpling's Ace Hardware, Homespun, Studio 901, and the Washington Chamber of Commerce! Check out the info below to learn more about the homes featured this year!

Brice and Alisha Knapp’s home at 1007 Eldridge was built in 1940. The young couple bought it 2 and ½ years ago and replaced EVERY part of the home as well as re-landscaped the backyard. Brice’s family helped with construction, and Alisha’s mother who is a flower designer will display her talents through the home.

Jim and Jeanette Pritchard built their home at 1829 Autumn Ridge and always decorate for a big family Christmas and open house. The kitchen and sunroom are the hub of activity. The 22 stockings will hang from their mantel as they await the family gathering.

Jimmie and Toni Minton and their two sons have lived at 904 Dogwood for ten years and enjoy the family decorating together. Their home will feature Dept. 56 scenes and themed trees as well as some family art pieces.

The home of Shelley Godwin is one of Washington’s treasures…and it could be YOURS! Shelley’s home, now on the market, was built in 1905 and had a 2-story addition but on in 1914. The prominent Danforth family lived at 120 W. Holland. The historic home’s spaces will be showcasing the merchandise, talents, and creativity of local businesses, organizations, and friends of the historical society.

Mike and Kim Brownfield’s home at 900 Westminster was originally built in 2002, but had to be re-built after the tornado. Their favorite style of décor is coastal with touches of a rustic cabin feeling in the lower level. Kim also enjoys her room for scrapbooking.

Be sure to join us for refreshments at the 
Dement-Zinser House during tour hours!


Upcoming Events!
Check out our calendar to see what fun events we have on the way!



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)



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