Washington County Historical Society

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Historical Museum and Educational Society

Programs and Services

  • The Washington County Historical Society ("WCHS") is a center for preservation, research and education that inspires the discovery and sharing of the remarkable history of Washington County. WCHS collects and curates materials that chronicle Washington County's heritage, increases public awareness of that heritage, and preserves the historical sites under its administration, including the Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne House, a National Historic Landmark pertaining to the Underground Railroad.
  • WCHS engages with an audience of thousands each year through public tours, displays, events, research assistance, and other educational/outreach programming. Covering broad demographics from school-age children to seniors, this audience is now expanding with WCHS’s implementation of virtual programming initiatives.
  • The signature cultural asset of WCHS is the LeMoyne House, a National Historic Landmark relative to Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne's public involvement in the Abolitionist Movement and his private participation in the Underground Railroad network. Today, the LeMoyne House is preserved by WCHS as a museum open to the public and it also holds WCHS's extensive collections of historical records and artifacts.
  • WCHS collects, preserves, and curates materials that chronicle the history of Washington County and Southwestern Pennsylvania, including topics such as the region’s early settlement, the Whiskey Rebellion, the National Road, the Abolitionist Movement, and the Underground Railroad. WCHS also seeks to preserve Washington County's rich African American heritage with the recently commissioned Waller-McDonald Collection of African American History.

Primary Revenue Sources

Private Donations

Primary Fundraising Event

Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

2020 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-1371578
Net Assets$318,657


Name:Clay Kilgore
Title:Executive Director
Address:49 E. Maiden St.
Washington, PA 15301

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