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 2016-2017
President: Greg Partch (Garfield)
Vice President: Mark Clinton (Colfax)
Treasurer: Jon Anderson (Pullman)
Secretary: Ed Garretson (Uniontown)
Board Members: Greg Druffel, Colton; Dan Leonard, Colton; Kathy Meyer, Pullman; Valoree Gregory (Steptoe); Pat Flansburg, Palouse; Mahlon Kriebel, Garfield; Janet Barstow, Palouse; Theresa Dale, St John