The Greater Washington Area Historical Society was organized in 1975. Through the years, the Society has saved the old Washington High School, promoted the cultural arts, and collected and preserved many artifacts pertaining to Washington Township and the surrounding area. Our major fund-raisers are our Annual Craft Show and Art and Orchard Antique Show. The Autumn Daze Craft Show will be on September 15th, 2013. The Antique Show is part of the Art and Orchard Festival in Washington. It occurs on the second weekend of June.
Projects we are currently working on include:
- Collecting and cataloging old pictures of people, events and buildings of Washington Township.
- Interior renovation of the Museum to provide added space for displays.
- Expanding the genealogy section at the Museum for Washington Township.
- Renovating the outside of the school building.
There are many other projects we would like to undertake, however, our resources are limited. If you are interested in meeting some interesting people, learning more about the history of Washington Township, and spending a few hours a week helping to save that history, join the Society and volunteer to help. We are always looking for new ideas and can always use a couple of extra hands. Not to mention -- it will give you a very good feeling!!!