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Location

114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Intoxicating Elixirs

Permanent Exhibits

What do three very different elixirs have to do with Kittitas County history?

Each component tells a separate, but interconnected, history that ties to almost every part of Kittitas County, from the county’s founding in 1883 through present-day that ties together breweries, saloons, soda factories and pop bottling, and the druggists and their soda fountains.

Come see unique pieces of local soda bottling equipment, a wide variety of pioneer medicines, and learn about how Washington State Prohibition was enacted in 1915 and tales of moonshining, bootlegging, and disasters that unfolded afterward.

More to Explore at the Museum

Hotel Windrow

Permanent Exhibit

The Hotel Windrow display is an annual display that features a special theme selected by Museum and hotel staff. Currently, the exhibit theme is Historic Ellensburg Hotels.

Medical

Permanent Exhibit

This exhibit covers the history of many of those local institutions, from general and maternal hospitals, medical offices, and dentists through veterinarians, eye care professionals, and funeral parlors.

Weaving Circle

March 4, 2024

This event provides a space for weavers to bring their projects and work, share, learn and enjoy. These events are open to the community at large!