Joan Hubbard Colfax Historian

Joan holds a panoramic photo of Colfax after completing her last public presentation at the United Methodist Church in Colfax

Photo: Joan holds a panoramic photo of Colfax after completing her last public presentation at the United Methodist Church in Colfax

Joan Hubbard has served as Colfax historian for many years, sharing her photo collection with Colfax School children, churches and community groups. Whitman County Library recently filmed Joan’s last presentation, preserving her knowledge of history and her personal stories for generations to come. The film can be viewed at the library’s You Tube channel or borrowed on DVD from the library.

Joan has also donated her historic photo and slide collection to the library. The images will soon be accessible in a number of places including the library’s Whitman County Heritage online collection, on the shelves in the library’s history section and eventually at the Whitman County Historical Society.

Joan Hubbard was a lifetime resident of Colfax until recently, when she moved to Lacey to be near her son Rick and his family. She collected photos for more than 65 years and her collection also includes many photographs given to her by photographer Bill Walters, for whom she worked from 1968-1972.

For more information about the Joan Hubbard collection or Whitman County Heritage, contact Kathy Buchholtz at Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366.


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