• Perkins House

    Open Thursday and Sunday afternoons, 1:00 to 4:00, from May through September The Perkins House was built by James Perkins, the founder of Colfax, in 1886.  A cabin on the grounds built in 1870 is the oldest standing building in Whitman County.  The house was the center of Colfax society between 1886 and 1920. Much …

  • Bunchgrass Historian

      The Bunchgrass Historian is a periodical dedicated to the history of Whitman County, Washington. It began publication in 1973 and is published three times each year. Most issues are twenty-four pages in length. Each issue generally carries several features: a mix of recently written articles, older accounts, and important historical documents, along with personal …

  • WCHS Archive

    The WCHS Archive is located at The Gladish Community and Cultural Center, 115 NW State St., Pullman, WA 99163, in Room 103A (on the ground floor, near the West Main Street entrance). The Archive is open every Wednesday morning from 9 am to noon and by appointment at: epgjr@wsu.edu The Archive contains over 550 inventoried …

  • About

    Organized in 1972, the Whitman County Historical Society strives to preserve the history and cultural heritage of our region. To do this the society has developed programs designed to meet a variety of interests in the area. The society owns two museums, publishes a newsletter and a historical journal, and maintains a growing archival collection. …