Donating Items

Material Donation

The Washington Historical Society collects artifacts, objects, photographs and library materials relevant to the history of Washington. Currently, most of these items fall into the following collections which include:

  • Washington history and government
  • Washington businesses and commerce
  • Washington civic, school, fraternal, professional, and religious organizations
  • Washington photographic images, including postcards

A printable Deed of Gift form is to be submitted with donated items.

Please read the Conditions Governing the Acceptance of Donations.

To see if the Historical Society would be interested in accepting items you have to donate, please email

Monetary Donations

The Washington Historical Society welcomes a monetary donation of any amount online or by check. Checks can be made payable and mailed to:

Washington Historical Society

PO Box 54

Washington, IL 61571