118 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 info@washcohistoricalsociety.org (479) 521-2970


The Washington County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization and gifts to it are tax-deductible above the cost of membership, which is $25. Checks may be made out to the Washington County Historical Society and sent to:

Washington County Historical Society
118 E. Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Or make a donation online by joining at any of the levels above standard annual membership cost:

Gift Annuities

You can leave a legacy for the Washington County Historical Society and secure a guaranteed income stream during your lifetime. How? Through a charitable gift annunity at Arkansas Community Foundation.

A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and Arkansas Community Foundation. Under the arrangement, you transfer assets to the Foundation in exchange for a commitment from the Foundation to pay you a fixed sum for the remainder of your lifetime. After your death, the remaining principal and income is retained by the Foundation and used to support the programs of the Washington County Historical Society.

Through a charitable gift annuity, you can increase your retirement income, postpone capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction, all while making plans for a significant legacy gift to your community.

To find out how you can support the Washington County Historical Society through a charitable gift annuity, contact Katie Tennant, executive director of Fayetteville Area Community Foundation, a local affiliate office of Arkansas Community Foundation, at either fayettevillearea@arcf.org or 479-444-6880.

Gifts of Historical Materials

Except for period pieces of furniture, artwork and other furnishings related to the significant historic period of Headquarters House (1853 to 1900), the Washington County Historical Society does not retain collections donated to it. However, the society is willing to help patrons who would like to donate historic manuscripts or photos to the society’s collections maintained as part of the Special Collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries and the photo collections of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Please contact the society office at 479-521-2970.