Exhibit Opening

Our Pioneer Memorial Gallery will be opening Thursday, November 14. 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. Exhibit opening reception Thursday, November
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2019 Historic Picture Calendar

Fort Atkinson’s Bicentennial 1819-2019  “Then and Now” 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 year, it is a collaborative effort with Fort Atkinson to celebrate their bicentennial.  The calendar highlight the fort’s early history, its reconstruction
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Does your group need a place to hold a meeting?

Washington County Civic groups, churches, clubs and other organizations are welcome to use the museum for meetings, social gatherings or other events at no charge.  Members and the general public may use the museum for personal functions for a small fee. The museum library holds 4 conference tables that roll into any configuration needed to
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Images of America: Washington County by Kathy Buhrman

Now Available Just published in October 2017 by Arcadia Publishing and authored by Kathy Buhrman, this book features the story of Washington County’s history.  Filled with historic photos, you’ll see the early pioneers, developing communities, growth of schools, churches and farms.  See towns that have grown and towns that have been lost to history.  Books
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We Love Volunteers!

  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
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