Founded in 1982, the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum and Archives collects artifacts, documents, and photographs to help tell the stories of the land and people who constituted the “mother of Tennessee.”
Our collection of artifacts, newspapers and other ephemera focuses clocksmon the social, cultural, and economic history of Jonesborough and Washington County – creating a fascinating historical record of our region. Our extensive photographic collection spans the period from 1850 through the 1980s, and features a number of photographs from early Jonesborough photographers L.W. Keen and O.L. Hensley.
We invite you to visit our gallery space located in the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 117 Boone Street. Come and see Jonesborough’s very first firefighting equipment, purchased in the late 1800s, and view the clock that used to keep time in the 1847 Washington County Courthouse.