Our Mission and Vision

History of Washington County, Maryland

The mission of the Washington County Historical Society is to develop an interest in and preserve the history of Washington County, Maryland.

Through educational programming, exhibits, lectures, family workshops, and events, visitors can view and experience a variety of topics related to the preservation of our area’s treasures.

Our efforts to preserve and protect our unique cultural heritage are ongoing! Find out more about our Success Stories.


Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to Washington County Historical Society and help us bring the past to life. Our mission to connect people to the those who have gone before us has never been more relevant—donate today and extend the experience for all. WCHS is a 501(c)3 not for profit institution. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.