Monroe Historical Archives
Connecting our past
Exploring the History of Monroe, Washington
207 East Main Street
Hours: 12 - 3 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Go beyond the bare facts of Monroe's history. Real stories about real people.
The Monroe Historical Society seeks to preserve and share the history of Monroe and to inspire an appreciation of its heritage.
Monroe Historical Archives is a project of the Monroe Historical Society, an all-volunteer organization founded in 1976. The Society opened its museum in 1982 in Monroe’s original two-story City Hall building at 207 East Main Street. As well as a wide-ranging collection of local historical artifacts, the museum maintains a variety of local history resources available, with some restrictions, to society members and to the public.
We preserve, catalog and research objects for use in our exhibits and educational programs. Free admission.
Original diaries, letters, documents, ledgers, maps, daybooks, genealogies, photographs, drawings, other related materials.
Maps are an important part of history, ranging from original homestead lines to modern aerial photographs and parcel lines.
Six-horse team hauling logs on a skid road
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This is a “must see”. My girls and I have been coming by since they were little and they’re now college graduates!Sandy B.
It was really interesting, looking at all the cool stuff and pictures in here.Crystal
This is full of wonderful displays!Emily D.
My great-grandpa built this building and he’d be proud of what’s been done.Craig T.
So many interesting things and photos. I can’t believe I haven’t been in here before!Karl W.
Thanks for the help in researching Elsie Carver, John Thompson and Monroe Steam Laundry.Judy T.