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October 2018

Washington Historical Society Presentation

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Washington Historical Society host a presentation-by Wink McCoskey Oct. 22nd 7-9 pm at St Mark’s Church (free)   Lincoln and Douglass –An Unlikely Friendship It is a fascinating lecture on how Abe Lincoln & Fredrick Douglass worked together in trying times. Hear how Lincoln enlisted an unlikely leader to join him in the effort to change strategy, win the Civil War and change America for the better.  Truly one of the great partnerships in American history.

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December 2018

Christmas Tour

December 11, 2018

Get in the holiday spirits and participate in the Washington Historical Society's annual Christmas Tour. There will be five beautifully decorated homes that will make your Christmas season! Christmas Tour 2018 Tuesday Dec. 11th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm -9:00 pm Tickets in advance will be $17.00(cash, check, or PayPal) Tickets sold at Chamber, Home Spun, & Kimpling Ace, & Studio 901 Tickets day of will be $20.00 (cash) and sold only at 105 Zinser Place  …

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September 2019

WHS Roots Award Recipient Background Story

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 200 S Main St
Washington, IL 61571 United States
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WCHS Homecoming Parade

September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Phil Bremen will also be honored in the WCHS Homecoming parade on Friday, September 27.

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November 2019

David Davis, the Man and the Mansion

November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Public Library, 380 N Wilmor Rd
Washington, IL 61571 United States
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Join the Society and friends in the library meeting room at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 5th, to learn about the U.S. senator who was Lincoln’s campaign manager in 1860. Jeff Saulsbery from the David Davis Foundation will present our program. This event is free and open to the public.

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Veteran’s Day Open House

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Dement-Zinser House, 105 Zinser Place
Washington, 61571 United States
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December 2019

Christmas Tour of Homes 2019

December 10, 2019

  34th Annual Christmas Home Tour Tuesday Dec. 10th 1-4 pm 6-9pm The Historical Society will again be presenting a walk through local homes decorated for the holidays. This year’s tour will be Tuesday, December 10th. Encourage your friends to eat lunch or dinner at Blacksmith’s because they are donating $300 to WHS on that day. Homes will be open during two times, 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the Dement-Zinser House, so plan on time…

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Christmas Tour (Day)

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Advance tickets offered at $17/each, tickets purchased the day of the tour are $20/each. More information on the tour to come.

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Christmas Tour (Evening)

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Advance tickets offered at $17/each, tickets purchased the day of the tour are $20/each. More information on the tour to come.    

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June 2020

25th Anniversary of the Garden Walk – Saturday, June 20

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars to attend the 25th anniversary of the Garden Walk! The Garden Walk has long been a collaboration of the Washington Historical Society and the Town and Country Gardeners. We have some beautiful gardens lined up for this year’s event and hope everyone will join us to celebrate natural beauty in Washington! This event is held outside and we will encourage attendees to practice social distancing. To protect the health of our hosts and attendees, we will prohibit…

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