Upcoming Events

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive Traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular early 20th century Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse.

Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Special tour times and dates can be arranged for groups larger than 10. Contact the Washington County Historical Society for more information.

December 1, 2018

Traditional Christmas Tours

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive Traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular early 20th century Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse. Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Special tour times and dates can be arranged for groups larger than 10. Contact the Washington County Historical Society for more information.
June 13, 2018

Washington County – a go-to vacation destination

Very few things have captured the hearts of modern Americans in the same way as the iconic vacation trip. We obsess over our vacation time and agonize over every detail of the trip. Where to go? Where to stay? What to do? The prospect of a literal escape from daily life offers a mental escape for many. As a result, the American travel industry is worth over a trillion dollars, and Washington County is just one of many American locations which benefits from the popularity of cultural tourism. But it may surprise many to learn that Washington County has been the vacation destination of choice of many for over 200 years. The idea of the modern vacation begins, like so many other trends, with the European aristocracy. As many larger cities developed, they unfortunately did so without an eye towards public health, sanitation, or even basic sewage containment. By England’s Elizabethan Era, the average London city street contained a several foot-thick morass of dirt, dust, mud, human and animal waste, garbage, butcher’s offal, and chemical runoff from any neighborhood businesses (including tanneries, which utilized sheep’s urine to process animal hides). The street muck only worsened as the Industrial Revolution led […]