Washington Illinois Historical Society - Washington, Illinois - Founded 1825

"Dessert with the Lincolns"
Monday, April 27th
6pm Dessert Table ~ 7pm Program
Presentation by Max & Donna Daniels

Tickets are $10 thru 4/21, $15 at the door. 
Now available at the Washington Chamber of Commerce,
Washington Park District, or by calling 309-444-7621


Do you love history? Want to make it come alive for students? Then do we have the job for you! Our Time Travels in Trunks program is currently seeking additional volunteer presenters for the upcoming year! Whether you’re a college student, ...stay-at-home mom, retired teacher, or somewhere in-between, 
we’d love to have you aboard! 

So what is it? Time Travels in Trunks is a unique program put on by the Historical Society and the Washington District Library as an outreach to area children in the Washington school districts. During a visit to the classroom, volunteers give a 20-30min presentation on the contents of the trunk they bring to the classroom, with over ten subjects to choose from! Our volunteers present 1-3 times a year, based on individual scheduling, and present up to three times on a given date to the various classes within a grade. The time commitment is as little or as much as you want, plus, we have a variety of topics to choose from. Trunk themes include: Farm Life, African American, Native American, Washington, 
Toys, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and more!

Sound like a fit? Want more info? Contact Toni Minton at 
309-657-7738 or send an email to trunks61571@gmail.com. 
We’d love to have you join! Click here for more info!


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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