In 1909, Samuel Nathan brought his wife, Lea, to raise their family at Nathan’s Lake in the southern part of Washington County. The lake soon became a popular spot for people to fish, picnic, swim and have church events. It became the center of social life for the Omaha Jewish Community to experience rural life,
Join us for an old-time music jam session at the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church Bring your instruments and join the circle, or just sit and listen while you enjoy some bread and soup. Free-will donation Next Jam & BreadFriday, March 13
Our Pioneer Memorial Gallery is now open. Come experience the history of Washington County – early fur traders and Mormon pioneers, the building of towns, businesses and farms. Experience the stories of our earliest pioneers and homesteaders, and see the transition from horse power to nuclear power.
Entertainment and off-hours activities of early Washington County Once again we are partnering with the Blair Historic Preservation Alliance to produce a beautiful keepsake calendar featuring images and stories from Washington County’s past. This years calendar features images and stories of the off-hours – summertime activities, civic organizations, pleasures and pastimes of yesteryear. This calendar
Now Available This hard-cover coffee table set consists of two volumes on the history of Blair. Volume I (375 pages) features the history of the downtown buildings on Washington Street. Volume II (406 pages) chronicles the development of the town – railroads, fire department, churches, schools and more. Two volume set: $150 Can be
If you are interested in volunteering – a little bit here and there, or as part of a regular volunteer group – we have several opportunities for you! On Wednesday mornings, a group of men and women gather to work on museum maintenance projects. They change a few light bulbs, paint a display, repair