43rd Annual Ice Cream Social!

43rd Annual

WHITMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

 Sunday, June 28th 2015

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Perkins House – Colfax, WA

 Admission is free but donations are appreciated. This is the one yearly fund raising event for the W.C.H.S. This year’s Ice Cream Social promises to be the biggest and best in many years. Come and spend a few hours, visit with friends and take in some of the following exhibits and displays:

  • MUSIC BY THE BAND – Auf Gehts
  • HISTORIC PERKINS HOUSE TOURS
  • EARLY 1900’s FIRE TRUCK – Colfax Fire Dept.
  • HOMEMADE PIES & FERDINAND’S ICE CREAM
  • HO GAGE TRAIN LAYOUT – Lewiston/Clarkston Train Club
  • HISTORIC PERIOD CLOTHING FASHION SHOW
  • WHITMAN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
  • SERVING HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, CHIPS AND SODA
  • WHITMAN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY – Visit with Joe Pakootas & Ken Caylor
  • OPERATION LIFESAVER EXHIBIT
  • BOOK SIGNING:

MARTY MULLEN – “Reflections of the Road”

SALLY ELDER – “Best of the Palouse Magazine”

  • APPLES & APPLE TREES IN WHITMAN COUNTY – Dave Benscotter
  • ANTIQUE TRACTORS – Lewis-Clark Antique Power Club
  • WHITMAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY – Visit with State Rep. Mary Dye
  • RURAL WHITMAN COUNTY PHOTO DISPLAY
  • COLFAX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXHIBIT
  • WHITMAN SAMPLERS QUILTING GROUP

Colton’s St. Gall Catholic Church Under Construction

The construction of St Gall Church, Colton.  The cornerstone for the brick church was blessed by Fr. Frei on 13 August 1905 and the completed Church’s first Mass was officiated by Bishop Edward O’Dea on Saturday, 2 June 1906. This is the only picture, known to the Historical Society, of the construction; if you know of another, please share it with us.

17 St Gall under construction

Pullman Couple 1912

Wexler

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wexler are photographed about 1912, standing in Pullman across Ruby Street from the St. James Episcopal Church, used as a church from 1912 to 1956. The church building still stands on the corner of Ruby and Oak Streets.

 

Andrew (Drew) Black Distinguished Service Award

Andrew Black, 2014 graduate of WSU with a degree in Digital Technology and Culture, was awarded the Society’s Distinguished Service Award in appreciation of his many volunteer hours at the Roy Chatters Newspaper & Printing Museum in Palouse. Andrew served as tour guide and spent many hours cleaning and organizing printing materials, getting equipment functional, and creating interpretive signs. Making the presentation is Janet Barstow, museum director.

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