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.
The Historical Society has a number of ongoing projects including the Perkins House in Colfax, Washington, the oldest house in the county; the WCHS Archive located in the Gladish Community Center in Pullman, Washington; and the Roy Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum, located in Palouse, Washington.
The Society sponsors an Ice Cream Social the last Sunday in June.
WHITMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Officers and Board of Directors 2012-2013
President: Mahlon Kriebel
Vice President: Dave Appel
Secretary: Ed Garretson
Treasurer: Cheryl Kammerzell
Board Members: Greg Druffel, Colton; Dan Leonard, Colton; Kathy Meyer, Pullman; Steve Larkin, Colfax; Pat Flansburg, Palouse; Greg Partch, Garfield; Janet Barstow, Palouse