The Washington Historical Society was founded in 1959, focused on preserving Washington Missouri's history. The society purchased the old Presbyterian Church building at Fourth and Market Street in 1995 and in 2001 hired a full time director.
Besides its many exhibits and archives, the museum also houses the Four Rivers Genealogical Society.
The museum is open annually from March 1 through December 23.
News and Happenings
Coming soon - book number six in the Washington Historical Series!!!!!
The Germans - Their Arrival, Settlement and Contributions
Ethnic Germans made an enormous contribution to east central Missouri culture and left a permanent legacy. The stories of dozens of German families who came to the region between 1770 and 1835 are included in the narrative. This book tells their story: who they were, where they came from, how they got here and what they did. Written by Steve Clcaggett.
Mark your calendars for two special October happenings. The Historical Society Ghost Tour on October 23 and the Odd Fellows Cemetery Tour on October 26. Details will be provided later on this web site and also in the Washington Missourian newspaper.