Cannery and Museum Bricks

The following items are available for a limited time.

Cannery Bricks

An integral part of Washington’s economy from 1910 until 1945, the Dickinson-Libby Cannery has deep roots in Washington. Not only home to the canning factory and much employment for the area, the Cannery was also once used to hold over 200 German prisoners of war during World War II. Of course, who could forget Libby’s famous pumpkin pie recipe, developed right here in Washington, IL, at the Dickinson home on South Main street.
These limited quantity bricks were pulled from the old cannery, part of which was recently leveled, and were made available to the Society by Rick Bess of Alliance Wheel Service LLC.
Looking to own a piece of Washington history? The Washington Historical Society is proudly offering authentic Dickinson-Libby Cannery bricks and you could be one of just a few to own one!
Only 150 are available to purchase, and will include a certificate of authenticity!
Individual bricks are $75 with walnut base, and $25 without a base.
*If mailed there will be a $15.00 added postage fee.

Museum Bricks

The Zinser-Martini house, built in 1858, is one of the oldest structures still standing in Washington.

The Historical Society is replacing the sidewalk in front of the home with personalized engraved brick. By funding one of the bricks, you can be assured that your contribution to Washington and to the Historical Society will be long remembered.

Besides having your name inscribed on a brick, you may order a customized brick with the name of your business, a loved one, your name and year of WCHS class!
The brick will be 4″ x 8″ in size, individually engraved and filled with a black epoxy compound for an enhanced appearance and greater durability. Your contribution will make Washington’s past an important part of it’s future!
Minimum contribution of $100.