The Washington Historical Society and the Four Rivers Genealogy Society, working in concert, are dedicated to promoting historical and genealogical research of Washington, Franklin County and the surrounding area.

The Ralph Gregory Library is maintained to provide assistance to individuals researching and documenting their family histories. Four Rivers provides volunteers to assist in that research Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  

The museum and the research facilities are closed on Monday. (Museum and Library are completely closed January and February.)

Use of the library is free with assistance available from the volunteers as needed.  Research can be done by experienced members for a fee. Fees are charged for hard copies of library documents.

Contact the Four Rivers Genealogy Society at 636-239-0280 for research help if you are unable to visit our facility.

An microfilm reader is available that will provide hard copies and/or digital images.