Washington-Wilkes has a rich Southern culture that is exemplified through its people, arts, and cuisine. To truly experience the essence of Washington-Wilkes, here are some events and organizations that work to promote and enhance the cultural heritage of the community.
Washington Little Theater
is an active theater society that hosts quarterly performances and special events at our Bolton Lunceford Playhouse and other venues. For more information about the Washington Little Theater or their productions, visit the website or call the box office at 706-678-9582.
Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation
is the leader in preservation and interpretation of Washington-Wilkes history. This progressive, non-profit organization keeps history alive for future generations. Every year they give money to many of the significant historic properties in the area and organize projects that promote historic preservation. They host one of the two annual tour of homes and assist with the interpretation of Washington-Wilkes history through productions and written materials. To become a member, donate or contact the foundation, visit their website or call 706-678-5001.
The Annual Spring Tour of Homes
is one of Washington-Wilkes' largest events that showcases several of our privately owned historic homes, museums, and churches. The Spring Tour of Homes is jointly organized by the Washington Woman's Club and Kiwanis Club. For more information about the tour visit www.wwtourofhomes.com.
Mary Willis Library
is Washington-Wilkes' beautiful historic library in the heart of downtown Washington. It was the first free public library in the state of Georgia, and in addition to the incredible architecture of Edmund Lind and one-of-a-kind Tiffany stained glass windows, you can view their extensive local collection, perfect for genealogical research. For more information on the library or research visit the website, or call 706-678-7736.
North Alexander School Association (NASA)
is a local organization that is working to rehabilitate the historic school building on North Alexander Avenue in downtown Washington to use as a multipurpose education and cultural center for the whole community. To find out more information or to donate to the project, contact the association's chairman. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 922, Washington, GA 30673.
Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation
supports all kinds of arts in the area. They organize annual events like concerts, classes, and the Artfest in November. For more information and to become a member visit their website.