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114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Great Ellensburg Fire

Permanent Exhibits

On July 4, 1889 at 10:30pm, the young city of Ellensburgh caught fire and by the time the flames were extinguished four hours later, ten downtown blocks and the homes of two hundred individuals lay in ruins.

While it is known where the fire started, what happened, and how the community rebuilt the City within four months, the cause has never been determined.

This exhibit takes a look at the various causes—from accidental to incendiary—and the possible motives behind each, and features newspaper clippings, historic photographs, and even a clock that survived the fire.

More to Explore at the Museum

Ellensburg
Historic Pub Crawl

May 16, 2024

Join us on May 16th from 5pm to 8pm, as we share Ellensburg’s interesting, colorful, and often mysterious past in a fun and entertaining way. With a night full of saloons and salacious stories, this event is great for both those new to Ellensburg and long-time residents.

Great Ellensburg Fire

Permanent Exhibit

This exhibit takes a look at the various causes of the fire, and the possible motives behind each. It features newspaper clippings, historic photographs, and even a clock that survived the fire.

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Permanent Exhibit

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