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Holiday Happenings

Downtown Washington is buzzing with holiday spirit and can’t wait to share with you all the many fun and exciting events happening during this season! Here is a list of all the awesome activities you can be a part of with your friends and family!   Nov

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Muuuurder!!

It’s the 1940’s in Washington and there is a party in full swing when the unthinkable happens!!!  Well, when the event is called “Murder Mystery Dinner” it may not be that surprising that a character has died. For the 5th Annual M

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National Register . . . Mythbusters Style

Sometimes when people hear that their home or building is on the National Register of Historic Places their reaction is less than enthusiastic. There are a lot of myths floating around regarding buildings being listed on the National Register that are not

Pumpkin Palooza

The fall season is one of downtown Washington’s favorite times of the year not only for the gorgeous myriad of orange, red, and yellow leaves draping the street of downtown but because of all the fun events Downtown Washington gets the pleasure of hosti

  • September 15, 2015
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Historic Preservation….What is That??

Historic Preservation is an extremely unique field and has many enthusiasts of all ages. When most people hear the words historic preservation the first things that come to mind tend to be old stuff, museums, or building huggers. While in reality these st

  • September 1, 2015
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Protect and Serve

Protect and serve is the motto of the Washington Police Department, just as it is with other police departments in other towns.  The difference here is Lieutenant Paul Kesterson takes the word “serve” to a whole new level. Through his work as a volun

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That’s not rubble . . . it’s PRESERVATION!

For Washingtonians driving past the corner of West Front and Lafayette the stacks of bricks and stones may just look like rubble, but to us it screams . . . PRESERVATION!This property is known as the Zachariah Foss House due to its second resident who own

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A Walk Through History

In 1959 a pioneer rose up to defend the historic properties and the legacy of Washington, Missouri.  That pioneer was Ralph Gregory and in 1959 he founded the Washington Historical Society and began his lifelong campaign to save our history.  When we sa