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Washington County Historical Society

We are passionate about preserving and telling the rich history of our County.

Washington County Historical Society Mission Statement:

The mission of the Washington County Historical Society is to discover, preserve, and celebrate the history of Washington County, Arkansas, and to share that heritage with others.

News

44th Annual Ice Cream Social – Saturday, August 15, 2015 – 3:00 PM until 6:00

44th Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, August 15, 2015     3 pm until 6 pm Headquarters House 118 East Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR Tickets available at the event Admission is $5 for adults $2.50 for children ages 6-12 $15 for a … [Continue reading]

Historic Washington County Court House – Lecture – Friday July 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

WCHS LECTURE SERIES Historic Washington County Court House 4 South College, Suite 204 Fayetteville, Arkansas July 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM A Show and Tell Tour of the Washington County Archives By Tony Wappel, Washington County Archivist Join … [Continue reading]

Arkansas Statehood Day – Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM

Arkansas Statehood Day Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 3:00 until 4:30 Statehood Day Schedule of Activities Music by Derek Linn and Alison Williams Flag Presentation & History of the Arkansas Flag Portrayal of Judge David Walker by Lyle … [Continue reading]

The Ridge House at 230 West Center

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In 1839, the house served as a refuge for Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge and her children, after the assassination of her Cherokee husband, John Ridge. Fayetteville's oldest house stands as a post Trail of Tears Site commemorating the John Ridge Family … [Continue reading]

The Archibald Yell Law Office

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The Archibald Yell Law Office was built around 1835 and moved to the Headquarters House ground in 1992. Judge, congressman, governor, and soldier, Archibald Yell is a colorful figure from Territorial Days who comes to life in the Living History … [Continue reading]

Headquarters House

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At 118 East Dickson, Was built by Judge Jonas Tebbetts in 1853 and miraculously survived the Civil War. The Battle of Fayetteville was fought on its front lawn and a doorway bears the scar of a minieball which is preserved in testament to the battle … [Continue reading]