THE ORIGINS OF BLUES MUSIC Out of the Delta The story of the Blues began in northwestern Mississippi in the late 1800’s. It was initially a folk music popular among former slaves living in the Mississippi Delta, the flat plain between the Yazoo and Mis... read more

Why March is National Women’s History Month Local Celebrations As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of t... read more

When I was a kid there was an apartment door that fascinated me. I would run my fingers along it and and know that I would live there someday. Being Downtown felt like I was peaking at a larger story. I was drawn to the brick buildings, sturdy and beautif... read more

You have to pull out all the stops to impress your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Good news!  Many of our downtown restaurants are also pulling out all the stops to make your romantic night out even easier.  Recently, Downtown Washington, Inc. board m... read more

Job Title:  EVENTS & PROMOTIONS SPECIALIST Location: Downtown Washington, MO Salary Range:  Competitive compensation and benefits package Travel Required:  Minimal travel for workshops or conferences Position Type:  Full-time, salary position... read more

We are stamp nerds! Bridgette and I are stamp nerds.  We like stamps!  We get excited when new stamps are announced.  We gather around a computer screen and look at what is coming out together. And sometimes we even ohh and ahh! Stamps are cool.  They... read more

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