Based out of Stillwater, “The Birthplace of Minnesota”, the Washington County Historical Society collects, preserves, and disseminates the history of Washington County and its communities.  Join us on our journey through the Gateway to Minnesota History!


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Thank you for supporting WCHS on Give to the Max Day!

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If you missed this year’s Give to the Max Day, don’t worry! You can still make your tax-deductible donation at GiveMN.org.

Check out our Donation Page for more information.

Thank you for your generous support!


Want to know what’s going at WCHS? Read our Historical Messenger for updates, Photos of the Week, and a Featured Article!


 Museum and Research Center Hours

Warden’s House Museum: May 1st – October 31st, Thursdays – Sundays 1:00-5:00 PM

Hay Lake School and Johannes Erickson Log Home: May, September, October, Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-4:00 PM / June-August, Fridays – Sundays 1:00-4:00 PM

Research Center: January 1st – December 31st, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays 12:00-5:00 PM / Wednesdays 3:00-9:00 PM

Please call ahead (651.439.5956) or email (information@wchsmn.org) to confirm Research Center availability.