Monday, July 20, 2015

Kittitas County Historical Museum in Ellensburg........ A Great Visit!

In May, while attending the WSGS conference, I added in a visit to the Kittitas County Historical Museum. What a delightful place!

This is the entrance; the museum is housed in a delightful old downtown building... roomy, spacious and nice high ceilings. This is also the home of the Kittitas County Historical Society.

Right off I was impressed with the number of Images of America books that were for sale:

Kittitas County, Snoqualmie Pass, Roslyn, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Leavenworth, Grant County, Yakima...... and more. These books are an absolute marvelous source to learning about "your" place.

They have displays, like this doll collection, all donated by folks living in the area over time:

They also have displays of interest to gentlemen (these are spark plugs):

The biggest draw is their collection of documented artifacts.... like this violin that came west in the 1860s:

The group is a little behind with their cataloging and filing but they are collecting historical information and for that I award them an "A"!

This wonderful museum is right downtown, easy to find. And well worth a half hour of your time. Good break on that long drive from west-east or east-west on I-90.

For more information, click to their website,

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