The Okanogan County Historical Society (OCHS) was formed in 1963 to preserve and disseminate the colorful heritage of Okanogan County in North Central Washington State.
The Society's headquarters are in the Wilson Historical Research Center adjacent to the Okanogan County Historical Museum. This building also houses the Okanogan County Genealogical Society. Winter hours: 8:00-noon
M-F. Summer hours: 8:00-4:00 M-F
Okanogan County Historical Museum, Wilson Historical Research Center and Fire Hall Museum in Okanogan, WA.
OCHS is working with Dale Swedberg to gather historical information on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area for the celebration of 75 years. Many activities are being planned for old and young to participate in this celebration during the Spring and Summer, 2014. To become familiar with this area, try this link to a photo gallery:
Or for a YouTube video overview:
Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center needs your input!
Go to the EVENTS AND PROJECTS page for more information.
•"Okanogan County Heritage", quarterly magazine
•Frank Matsura Photo collection
•Ladd Photo collection
•20,000 plus historic photos
•Recorded and archived pioneer interviews
•Book collection on local and state history
•Newspapers on microfilm and in bound volumes
•Variety of maps
•Okanogan County Genealogical resources
•23 Historic sign throughout the county
•Guided history tours for members and guests
Interested in becoming a member?
email us for more details.
•Conconully Museum (open 10-4, Saturday and Sunday summer hours)
•Okanogan County Historical Museum and Fire Hall (open 10-4, 7 days/week summer hours)
•Molson Museum and Old Molson Site (open 10-5, 7 days/week summer hours)
•Shafer Museum (open 10-5, 7 days/week summer hours)
Oroville Old Depot Museum (open 10am-4pm, Mon -Sat)
We have a great variety of books and publications available at the Wilson Historical Research Center, that tell the tales of Okanogan County and its pioneers. Come in and browse.