About Us

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, three historic buildings, publishes a newsletter and a historical journal, and maintains a growing archival collection. In addition, the Historical Society has a number of on going projects.

Mission: To discover, collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of Whitman County, not only to the residents of the County but also as it relates to its neighbors and the State of Washington.

Officers and Board of Directors 

Past-President: Greg Partch (Garfield)
PresidentMark Clinton (Colfax)

Vice President: Jeff Pietila (Lacrosse)
Treasurer: Jon Anderson (Port Townsend)
Secretary: Janet Barstow (Palouse)

Board Members:

Theresa Dale, Thornton

Pat Flansburg, Palouse

Donna Potts, Pullman

Linda Hackbarth, Pullman

Krista Boyd, Colfax

Denise Mahnkey, Pullman

Kathy Meyer, Pullman

Director: Valoree Hall-Gregory  Steptoe