WCHAT: The History of Swing Music and Dance

WCHAT: The History of Swing Music and Dance Thursday, September 12 @ 6:30 The Blair Library and Technology Center Big band music was all the rage in the 1920’s to 1940’s. With this exciting new sound came the new swing dances. The Lindy Hop – named for Charles Lindbergh’s “hop” over the Atlantic, the Jitterbug
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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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