About Us


“Discovering the future in the

stories of the past”

Join us on our journey of discovery. Visit us. Read our stories. Engage with our programs. Think. Wonder.

Did you know?

Before 1900, no one lived here in what we call the Quincy Valley. Well, there were coyotes, jackrabbits, birds and insects, but no humans. No, not even Native Americans. They traveled through and came in spring and fall to dig edible roots, but didn’t settle here.

Why was that?

How did people eventually start to live here?

Where did they come from?

What did they do here?

Now, fast forward to today, and there are thousands of people living here from all over the world – working, going to school, farming, working in industry and business, building high-tech data centers.

How did this change?

Maybe you never wondered about this, but it is rather fascinating. There’s much to learn, even in this small town.

The past has given us roots to build our future upon.

We are the Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum,

and we invite you to journey with us.





Incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c)3 charity, the Society is a mostly volunteer organization, privately funded. The challenges of restoring both the Reiman-Simmons House and Pioneer Church were accomplished by 2009 and today the campus consists of beautiful park grounds with various outbuildings and the new Heritage Barn.


Our mission as a Society is to be the hub of history and culture in our community. Our educational programming is a big part of who we are, and includes school Time Travelers hands-on field trips, speakers, concerts, festivals, family research, books and publications and many other endeavors.


We invite you to become a part of this community of volunteers, committed to all aspects of our mission and to serve our citizens and visitors alike. We take great pride in our heritage campus and programming, and endeavor to build community pride.







QVHS_Logo_Color-Vert.jpg

Current Board of Directors:

Ed Field, President; Pam Barrow, Vice-President; Sue Simmons Gabales, Secretary, Diane Evens, Treasurer

At Large: Kaye Baumgartner, Carol Golay, Jenny Hayes, Lana Rice Lubach, Jenna Mariotti, Tracy Ovenell, Roger Simmons

Board of Directors Emeritus: Gar Pilliar

Staff: Harriet Weber, Director of Operations; Dwight Needens, Curator; Venita Evens, Collections Manager






 
 

 Visit Us


Free admission.  Donations gladly accepted.

Open Fridays and Saturdays 12:30-4:30 or by appointment. March-November.

1904 Reiman-Simmons House - listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Pioneer Church –the first church building in Quincy from 1904, fully restored

New Heritage Barn – Event Center, Archive & Research room, “Hope and Hard Work: The Story of Our Farms & Food” permanent exhibit

Beautiful grounds & amenities available for rent


 

Directions

We are approximately halfway between Spokane and Seattle, 10 miles north of I-90 at George, Washington exit.

Address: 415 F St. S.W. Quincy, WA 98848. We are on WA State Highway 28 inside the city limits of Quincy, across from AutoZone and Subway.

Physical Address

415 F St. S.W. Quincy, WA (along Highway 28)

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1003, Quincy, WA 98848

 
 
 

 Contact Us

Have a question? Send us a message below:

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone