The Whitman County Historical Society produces two different publications:


The Bunchgrass Historian is a periodical dedicated to the history of Whitman County, Washington. It began publication in 1973 and is currently 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 Each issue generally carries several features: a mix of recently written articles, older accounts, and important historical documents, along with personal accounts, reminiscences, oral histories, and photo essays. Copies of most back issues are available, as well as an index for volume 1 through volume 32. Contact Ed Garretson with inquiries.


These can include formal historical writing, personal recollections, or edited extracts of older material now available for reprinting. Articles should have a Whitman County focus and refrain from overly technical subject matter. Accompanying photographs are appreciated; these can be digitally scanned at 600 dpi if the author does not wish to send original historical prints.

E-mail submissions (Microsoft Word, PDF, Text files) to:

or mail submissions to the editor:

Edwin P. Garretson, Jr.
Box 61
Uniontown, WA 99179
(509) 336-3901

To see listing of past issues: Bunchgrass Historian



The society publishes a newsletter quarterly and either emails or snail mails them to members. If you have ideas, want to submit information, or just want to make comments contact Linda Hackbarth: