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Story vs. History with Kate Bateman

Washington Historical Society 128 Washington Square, Washington, IL

Bestselling historical romance author Kate Bateman is also an antiques appraiser with her own auction house in the UK. Join Kate for ‘Story vs History’ - a fast, fun delve into the similarities and differences between her two careers, and discover the answers to questions like ‘Why do humans need stories?’ ‘How does the ‘provenance’ […]


Garden Walk

Please join us for our bi-annual Garden Walk held with the Town and Country Gardeners. Tickets can be purchased here for $17 in advance of the event, or for $20 on the day of the event at the Washington Historical Society office at 128 Washington Square.  

Antiques and Appraisals: What’s it Worth?

Washington Historical Society 128 Washington Square, Washington, IL

Author and appraiser Kate Bateman will return to the Historical Society for an antiques roadshow-style event on Saturday, June 18. You bring in your antique treasures, Kate will talk with you about your item and provide an appraisal estimate. This is an open-house type event; come anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 for your chance to […]

Presentation about Peoria Honor Flight

Come join us at the Historical Society as we enjoy a presentation by Gene Wallace about the Peoria Area Honor Flight. This is sure to be a fascinating discussion. The public is invited to attend.

Christmas House Tour

Mark your calendars for this always fun and festive event! The Washington Historical Society is so happy to again offer a popular, pre-holiday event for our community, the Christmas Home Tour. The tour is Tuesday, December 13 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. More details about the homes that will be on our 2022 tour […]