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 On Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, the Washington County Historical Society will host its 6th annual SPIRITS IN THE GARDEN event in Madeleine’s Garden at the LeMoyne House, 49 East Maiden Street, Washington, Pa. Our hostess will oncek again be Madeleine LeMoyne Reed, the “First Lady of Washington.”  Guests will mingle with Madeleine and other prominent figures from Washington County’s past while enjoying local distilled spirits, great food & non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment, and special performances.  At this year’s SPIRITS IN THE GARDEN, on the 160th anniversary of the Antietam Campaign of 1862, historic figures will describe Pennsylvania’s urgent preparations as the fury of the Civil War threatens its southern border for the first time.


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About Us

The Washington County Historical Society administers several sites—the Francis J. LeMoyne House, the LeMoyne Crematory, the Norma K. Grimes Research Library and the Washington County Frontier History Center.  The Historical Society utilizes these sites to educate the public through offering tours, special events, outreach programs and research services.  As the repository for Washington County heritage, the Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documents and artifacts.



The Washington County Historical Society endeavors to collect and preserve Washington County's history, to increase awareness and to educate the public about the history and national significance of Washington County.  It is also the responsibility of the Historical Society to preserve the sites under its administration.

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WCHS on the third floor of the County Courthouse in 1926

For more information, or to inquire about tours call 724-225-6740 or email info@wchspa.net

If you have questions about research visit www.wchspa.net/grimes

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The Washington County Historical Society

49 East Maiden St.

Washington, PA 15301

​(724) 225-6740


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