COLLECTIONS

Collections Scope

Discover the Museum’s collection of artifacts which represents items of Kittitas County history, its people, places, events, and activities. With almost 17,000 artifacts, over 10,000 photographs, and 32 cubic feet of archival material, the collection spans time from thousands of years ago to modern day.

Collection theme highlights include clothing, furniture, household goods, children’s toys, hand tools, artwork, geological specimens, antique automobiles, Native American baskets and bags, historic photographs, and military ephemera.

Many of the items in our collection are on display, but we do frequently rotate things on and off display to allow for exhibit changes and to provide the proper care and preservation for our items. If you are interested in seeing a particular item in the collection, please contact us prior to your visit. If the item is not on view, we may be able to schedule you for a research appointment.

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Collecting Local History

The Kittitas County Historical Museum collects and preserves items that may help establish, illustrate, and educate about the history of Kittitas County. These items reflect and represent the people, places, businesses, events, and activities that have made Kittitas County what it is today.

The Museum’s collection was started in 1961 with the donations of items from families and individuals wishing to preserve local history. Since then, our collection has grown, and we continue to accept items to ensure that we remain relevant and representative of our ever-changing community today and into the future.

If you are interested in donating an object at present or in the future through a bequest, please contact us to find out more information.

Donating an object

The Kittitas County Historical Museum seeks to uphold its Mission by collecting and preserving materials, which may help establish, illustrate, and educate about the history of Kittitas County.

If you are interested in donating an object, please contact us to find out more information.