The Washington County Historical Society was founded in 1985. We are a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to promote the preservation of the heritage of Washington County, Florida. Please remember you are now in the sunshine state's Washington County, it seems that just about all states have a Washington County in honor of our first president. However, if you are lost, there is no better place to be than right here.
This site is in the process of being filled with the history and stories that make this part of Florida so unique. Please check back with us and experience Washington County, Florida, come to life.
Washington County Historical Society Museum
685 7th Avenue
Chipley, Florida 32428
Hours of Operation
First Saturday of the Month
9 a.m. until Noon
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
We are also open for special events!
Please check back on a regular basis
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Webmaster: Scott Sweeney All Rights Reserved
DECORATIVE WALL BASKET
This Fall discover the joy of weaving a charming wall basket; perfect for keeping keys, sunglasses, gloves and even mail handy. This basket features a hand carved handle from Tennessee Oak. Appropriate for both beginner and intermediate weavers.
All basketry materials will be provided. Attendees should bring heavy shears and an old bath towel.
Class is limited to 10 participants $45.00 Fee
Instructors: Yvette Lerner & Sharon Hynes
Saturday November 2nd 9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Books on the history of Washington County and the surrounding area are available both here at our webstore and at our Museum located in downtown Chipley. We have the collective works of E.W. Judge Carswell; The heritage Book of Washington County, now in its fourth printing; The Ghost of Bellamy Bridge, The Scott's Massacre and The Battle of Marianna (all by local historian Dale Cox); as well as several other books written about Washington County. Be sure and come by the Museum for a visit.