Current Event:  September at the Museum

Greater Washington Area Historical Society    

                   September  Fundraiser


            The Greater Washington Area Historical Society will host their annual Antique and Collectible Appraisal Fair on Sunday, September 9, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington Historical Museum, 58230 Van Dyke, Washington, Michigan 48094.  Whether you have a family heirloom or an item purchased at a sale, our expert appraisers, LaVere and Zola Webster, will provide you with the opportunity to spend some time with an expert and learn not only the background of your item, but also its value.  The cost is $5.00 per item, and you may bring as many items as you wish.  The fee may be waived if it is determined an item is of little value.  This is a perfect opportunity to find out what the “whatchma call it” you inherited from Aunt Sally really is.  

            All proceeds will go toward our “Saving Energy to Preserve History” project, which includes replacing the 100-year-old furnace.  The Society has been working very hard to raise the funds for this project for the past several years.  With the help of the community and local businesses, we are very close to our goal.  

            The Washington Historical Museum is located in the OLD 1916 Washington High School.  The school operated from 1917 until 1972 when the new Washington Elementary School was completed.  In 1975, the Greater Washington Area Historical Society was granted the old school to use as a Historical Society Museum.  The Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization who truly needs your help to preserve the early history of your area.  

                        For more information, contact Cherie Allen at or 586-781-4375.  


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