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About Washington, New Hampshire


Washington, New Hampshire, is the first town incorporated under the name of George Washington. This occurred on December 13, 1776, when General Washington was serving as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, and over 12 years prior to his inauguration as our first President on April 30, 1789. For more about the history of Washington, see the Town History page.

About the Washington Historical Society


We are an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1982 and located in Washington, NH. For more on the history of our organization, see the WHS History page.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to bring together people interested in the collection and preservation of all material related to the history of Washington and East Washington, New Hampshire, and to undertake activities to foster and promote public knowledge of this local history, as well as state and national history.

Our Museums

We maintain and operate three buildings, all of which are staffed by volunteers during the summer season. The buildings feature displays and exhibits designed to educate visitors about what life and work was like for people living in Washington across the years.


Board Members

Our Board of Directors changes annually. 

This is a list of Officers and Board members of the Washington Historical Society for Fiscal Year August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023. 


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Phil Barker


Gwen Gaskell


Steve Yusko


Bert Bodnar


Elaine Crandall


Pat Martin


Marian Baker


Ellen Hofford


Bill Mulcahy


Nondiscrimination Policy

The Washington NH Historical Society does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital staus, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its ativities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and providing of services.

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