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 from March 2nd through December 23 with the new exhibits.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday, July 7th
History Society "WOW" Tours Scheduled for June 7
Washington Historical Society will be hosting the annual Sprint "WOW" (Washington on Wheels) Tour at
6:00 and 7:30 on June 7. This year's theme "WOW, This Essentials" will be concentrated
on the very core of downtown and mostly along Front and Main Streets. The basics including the town
founders, the oldest surviving buildings and what-was-where will be covered. Tourists will ride in an
open-air tram: the tour will last approximately on hour. Museum Director Marc Houseman will act as
the tour guide.
The cost of the tour is $10 per person and reservations are limited to 30 people per tour an therefore
only made through payment.
For more information please contact the Washington Historical Society at 636-239-0280 or email