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ABOUT US

HISTORY OF THE PORT WASHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Port Washington Historical Society was founded in 1991. Over the years the organization has demonstrated its strong volunteer commitment as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation, advancement and dissemination of the history of the Port Washington area.

From 2000 to 2003 the Port Washington Historical Society restored and now maintains the Port Washington 1860 Light Station. Overlooking downtown Port Washington, the Light Station includes replica lightkeeper's quarters and a lantern tower.

In 2012, the Port Washington Historical Society purchased the historic 1852 Barnum Blake building in downtown Port Washington and embarked upon a restoration of the property. With restoration complete in 2014, the building became the Resource Center housing the Society’s archives, research areas and offices.

OUR MISSION

To create opportunities for inspirational discovery through preservation, education and exploration of the Port Washington area’s history and its maritime environment.

OUR VISION

To be the community's trusted source and steward of the rich history of the Port Washington area.

OUR LEGACY

The preservation of history through the collecting of artifacts, the sharing of stories, and the inspiration of education.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Nancy Holley

VICE PRESIDENT

Pat Curtiss

TREASURER

George Bichler

SECRETARY

Barbara Joosse

 

BOARD MEMBER

Tom J. Carson

BOARD MEMBER

Andrea Cole

BOARD MEMBER

Majka Drewitz

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBER

Kevin Grady

BOARD MEMBER

Howard Hinterthuer

BOARD MEMBER

Keith Janus

BOARD MEMBER

Donald McCown

BOARD MEMBER

Mark Schowalter