Warden’s House Holiday Event – Saturday December 9th noon to 4pm


On Saturday, December 9th, the Washington County Historical Society [WCHS] invites the public to our Annual Holiday Event at the Warden’s House Museum, which runs from Noon – 4:00 PM.

Come enjoy a truly unique holiday shopping experience while meeting local authors, sipping coffee, and enjoying live holiday songs provided by Mary Taylor Allen’s local student musicians at our annual open house and book sale. Not to mention that some of our most popular titles will be up to 50% off their normal price.

We’re excited to have new authors joining us. Illustrator Carrie Hartman will have a variety of her children’s books on hand including the newest, “Where Are All The Minnesotans?” which celebrates how we make the most out of the wintry months. Carolyn Porter spent years researching the person behind the penned letters she picked up at an antique store in Stillwater, “Marcel’s Letters” is the incredible story of Carolyn’s search to uncover the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII, seeking answers across Germany, France, and the United States. Mary Schier’s new book “The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias,” provides insight into gardening traditions, time-tested how-to advice for gardening in the North, and a peek into Minnesota’s horticultural history.

Peter DeCarlo, once an intern for the WCHS and co-author of “In Their Own Words: Washington County Soldiers in the Civil War,” has authored another book, Fort Snelling at Bdote: A Brief History, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2017 will also be on hand to talk history and autograph his publications.

This year’s other featured authors Dustyn Dubuque (How Newell Burch Survived Andersonville Prison, Among the First to Arrive and Last to Leave), Robert and Nancy Goodman (In Their Own Words, The Last Rafter, and more), Pam, Robin, & Nancy from St. Paul Lutheran Church (Holiday Cookie Creation), and Brent Peterson, WCHS Executive Director, (Stillwater: The Next Generation & Stillwater: Images of America) will also be on hand to chat about their newest works and sign copies of their books. This is the perfect personalized gift for the lover of history in your life!