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Permanant Exhibit



All Ages


114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Military Room

Permanent Exhibits

Permanant Exhibit

Our Museum is honored to have in its collection and on display many items from individuals who served our country and have been a part of Kittitas County. These items include uniforms, medals, letters, photographs, souvenirs, and more.

Our Military Room itself is a dedicated permanent exhibition of many of these items, and honors many of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It also tells many individual stories and snapshots of local life in the service.

Within the Military Room are displays that span service from the U.S. Civil War through present-day conflicts, while larger items include both an airport beacon that was installed at the Ellensburg Air Base (now Bowers Field) during World War II and a 1945 Willy’s Jeep that had been used locally. Other displays focus on civil service, community support, and much more.

Please note that displays change frequently to enable the many items to be displayed as well as the items to be properly preserved. If there is something you are very interested in seeing, please fill out a research request and we will make a special appointment for you to see the item. If you are interested in donating an item for inclusion in our collection or for display, please contact us.

More to Explore at the Museum

Downtown Walking Tour

July 28, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn about Downtown Ellensburg’s history and heritage through free guided walking tour with historian Mike McCloskey!

Antique Automobiles

Permanent Exhibit

The Museum is home to a very unique collection of antique automobiles. This display showcases six automobiles ranging from an 1899 Mobile Steam Runabout Dos-a-Dos to a 1923 Ford Model T Speedster.

Ellensburg Blue Agate

Permanent Exhibit

Over 50 samples of Ellensburg Blue Agate are featured in the ongoing Rock and Mineral display, which is the largest collection held by a museum.