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114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926


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

Neon Signs

Permanent Exhibit

Bright, bold, and beautiful! These dazzling signs from Ellensburg and Kittitas County’s past have been restored, allowing the neon lights to once again delight locals and visitors alike

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.

Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School

Permanent Exhibit

Throughout the year, we are providing a display at Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School to pay tribute to a wonderful woman and keep the stories and traditions of the K’ti’tas and Pshwánapam bands alive.