News & Updates


Cushing’s Escape Paddle – October 22, 2016

  Join the Washington County Historical Society on October 22, 2016, for an exciting fall paddle that commemorates Lt. William Cushing’s successful raid on the CSS Albemarle (October 27 1864) and his subsequent escape in a wooden boat on Conaby Creek. In 1864, the CSS Albemarle, one of the Confederacy’s most successful ironclads of the […]


The Spruill Farm Fun Paddle

On October 24th, the Washington County Historical Society will host a paddling event called the “Spruill Farm Fun Paddle.”  The paddle will go from Mackey’s Marina to the Spruill Farm Conservation Project.  Once at Spruill Farm, paddlers will go on a guided tour of the farm.  However, if paddlers would like to spend additional time […]


Family Fishing Event

On September 12th, the Washington County Historical Society, in partnership with N.C. Wildlife, will  host a Family Fishing Event free of charge.  The fishing will take place in the park behind the Port o’ Plymouth Museum from 8a.m. to 11a.m.  A hot dog cookout will follow from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m.  Fishing poles, bait, tackle, and […]


Generous donation to support Cushing’s Launch trailer

Thanks to Frank V. Smith for his generous $6,000 donation to the WCHS towards our Cushing’s Launch trailer fund! Now our beautiful, full-sized replica of Cushing’s steam launch boat (above) will not only be able to be transported around Plymouth with ease, but will also be free to make its way even farther away from its home […]


New WCHS Executive Board Member

The WCHS is happy to announce the election of Nevis Leary, of Roper, as our new Vice President! Nevis has been an active member of our Board and a crew member of the CSS Albemarle Naval Squadron for many years. We are happy to welcome Nevis as an officer of our organization.


WCHS Welcomes New Board Member

The Washington County Historical Society is happy to announce the election of Mark Cagle of Plymouth to the WCHS Board of Directors. Mark was voted in during a special called vote to replace the late Mrs. Carol Bowen. Welcome Mark!


Geocache at PoP Museum

The Port o’ Plymouth Museum is happy to announce that we now have a hidden “cache” located somewhere on our property, but shhhh – we can’t say where! The cache was hidden as part of the new NC Civil War 150th Geotrail and will become active on March 4th. We are looking forward to greeting some geocachers in the […]