WHA Projects and Accomplishments

• Halted demolition of the Civic
Center/DuPont Club
• Provided major support to the Historic
preservation commission for the establishment
of a National Register Historic District
• Host Annual Brownstone Days History
• Co-sponsor the Tony Woiak History Festival
Lecture Series
• Consult with business owners about
Improvements to Main Street Facades
• Provide Facade Enhancement Awards to Local
• Provide Historic Placemats to local
Restaurants to Promote Washburn
& Goals
These goals will help to preserve the local heritage
that we cherish:
• Conduct research, historic preservation
planning and education
• Promote community and neighborhood
revitalization and sustainable adaptive reuse
of vital and irreplaceable parts of Washburn

Washburn Heritage Association
Board of Directors

Carla Bremer, President
Sharon Stewart, Vice President
Jill Lorenz, Treasurer
Lynn Adams
Don Ekstrom
Andrew Grimm
Patra Holter
Sandy Johnson
Dora Kling
​David Nyhus
Ginny Pedersen
Gary Holman, Ken Weiler, Jane Weiler—Advisory Board



The WHA meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Washburn Cultural Center

About Us

Items for Sale

Season Tickets for History Festivals

Washburn History Books

Note Cards

All may be purchased at the Washburn Cultural Center during their regular business hours.

During the winter of 2009 a group of Washburn residents organized and incorporated the Washburn Heritage Association as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our initial concern was to save the Washburn Civic
Center from demolition. This project attracted a buyer with an appreciation for and experience in historic preservation, and successful rehabilitation of the building is underway.

Now we turn our energies to promoting thoughtful preservation and reuse of other critical areas of our legacy from Washburn’s history.