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!


givetothemax14WCHS  and the Washington County Heritage Center project need your help.

This year, your donations count for more on November 13th during Give to the Max Day!

Check out our Donation Page for more information.

Thank you for your generous support!

 More Events


smaller_paranormal_flyerThe Johnsdale Paranormal Group is returning to the Warden’s House Museum for a presentation on “Paranormal Investigations: Techniques and Theories” on October 25th, 2014. They will be showcasing their investigation evidence three times during the day at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.  This is a free and open to the public event.
Please call 651.439.5956 or email for more information.


 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 ( to confirm Research Center availability.