wash_county_collageThe Washington County Historical Society promotes and preserves Washington County’s history for county residents and visitors in the belief that a historical perspective enhances our understanding of community and sense of place. There are many ways to support the Society’s important ongoing work.

Give to the Max Day – November 17th!



On Thursday, November 17th, your gift goes farther on Give to the Max Day! Organizations that raise the most money in their size brackets are granted additional cash bonuses and an extra $1,000 is added to one random donation per hour.  Another boost of $10,000 will be awarded to a single donation on the 17th.

Even a simple $10 puts our name in the hat!

Here’s what you can do to help:

– Schedule Your Donation Early! Beginning November 1st,  you can actually log-on to our donation page and schedule your donation to be processed on Give to the Max Day. One random early donation from November 1st – 16th will be given a $10,000 boost!

– Spread the Word! Share our Donation Page on your social media pages and email it to your friends!

– Donate! The easiest way to make a difference for WCHS is simply by making a gift! GiveMN keeps it easy by accepting all major cards through their secure online payment system. You don’t even have to register any kind of account! Their website is designed with both PC/Mac and mobile platforms in mind.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Washington County Historical Society!


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Endowment Fund

The WCHS endowment is a perpetual fund for everyday administrative and operating expenses. Only the earned income it yields is used. The principal in the endowment fund remains untouched, permitting it to continue to grow.  You may make a tax-deductible donation specifically to the Endowment Fund, PO Box 167, Stillwater, MN 55082.


Your membership in the Society directly supports the society’s programs, gives you a subscription to Historical Whipserings and grants free admission to the WCHS museums.


The Washington County Historical Society is always looking for volunteers of all ages with a variety of talents and skills to help in our library and museums at Scandia and Stillwater.