Street Address
135 W Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mailing Address
135 W Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
phone: 301-797-8782
fax: 240-625-9498
e-mail: info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org
web: www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org
Hours
Library
Tuesday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
House Museum
April to December
Tuesday - Friday1 PM - 4 PM
School Museum and other schedules, by appointment
Admissions
$5.00 general, $3.00 seniors
Staff
Linda C. Irvin-Craig, Executie Director
Catherine Landsman, Registrar and Librarian
Anna Cueto, Curator

Description

Volunteers (adults and students) are always needed and welcome. There are many ways for students to earn Student Service Learning hours. Volunteers are especially needed in the following areas:Genealogy Library, Museum Docents , Gardening.

The mission of the Washington County Historical Society is to preserve and promote the history of Washington County, MD, and to inspire others to join in that pursuit.

History

The Washington County Historical Society was founded in 1911 by 29 local citizens. The organization's actions have been successful in preserving a number of local sites with national historical involvement. WCHS owns and operates an 1825 townhouse museum and a 1904 2-room country school museum.

Artifacts Collections

Period furnishings of the museums and several special collections of clocks, silver, dolls, Civil War artifacts and Bell pottery.

Research Collections

Archival rooms contains old documents and photographs of local history.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

  • "The Legacy" quarterly newsletter