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Ages

All Ages

Location

114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Railroads

Permanent Exhibits

This display highlights information about the Northern Pacific Railway (today known as the BNSF Railway) and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Road. Combining data with photographs, archival information, and artifacts, the exhibit explores how important train transport was for passengers and commerce alike. Details also connect the rail lines to local industries like agriculture; events like completing the railways across the state and major railroad accidents; and logging railroads and rail lines that were proposed but never came to be.

More to Explore at the Museum

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.

Wild & Whiskey History Tour

June 2, 2024

Join us for an all-new way to discover local history with the Wild & Whiskey History Tour – in partnership with the PSE Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center, and Elk Heights Distillery!! This event has limited tickets and will be on sale soon!

 

Railroads

Permanent Exhibit

This display highlights information about the Northern Pacific Railway (today known as the BNSF Railway) and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Road.