113 E 4th Street, Washington, MO, 63090 / Cake artist: Gina Harmon
The Washington Historical Society was founded in 1959, focusing on the history of Washington, Missouri. The museum is housed in an Old Presbyterian Church building (closed in 1995) since 2001. It houses the Four Rivers Genealogical Society. Several artifacts are in the museum, including parts when Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower campaigned for President in Washington.
Washington, named after the first U.S. President, was first settled under Spanish control, but then Americans took control of it eventually. In 1799, Daniel Boone and his followers settled there. The town is very rich in history of its development, as well as its production and economy. It was at one time, a center for railroad and transportation industry. 445 buildings in Washington are placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the hometown of soap actor Jack Wagner.
Cake placement date: March 28
Where is the cake now?: The cake is now on private property.