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Date

June 2, 2024

Time

12:30PM - 5:30PM

Ages

21+

Location

Event begins at PSE Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center; continues to the Museum; and concludes at the Elk Heights Distillery

Wild & Whiskey History Tour

June 2, 2024

Join us for an all-new way to discover local history with the Wild & Whiskey History Tour!

On June 2, from 12:30pm to 5:30pm, learn about the history behind the people, places, and legends that still play a part of our community within Ellensburg and Kittitas County from the days of Moonshinin’ and Prohibition.

This event begins with touring the region of Whiskey Dick Mountain and learning about the sites cared for by the PSE Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center. Attendees will then visit the Kittitas County Historical Museum to learn about Prohibition and the dark past of Ellensburg. Attendees will finish their history tour with a visit to the nearby Elk Heights Distillery where they will discover what it takes to make a great whiskey, including a first-hand experience, before sampling the wonderful flavors of what the distillery has to offer.

This event has limited tickets! Each ticket is $40 and attendees must be 21-and-over. Tickets go on sale 5/3 at noon!

 

Event details:
• This event will sell out early with only 35 tickets available. Cost is $40 per person. Must be 21-or-older to attend.

• The event starts at the PSE Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center at 12:30pm where you will meet with your historian. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour a wind turbine (optional). The Wild & Whiskey History Tour begins soon thereafter and includes drive time up Whiskey Dick Mountain. At 2:15pm attendees will be instructed to drive to Ellensburg for a scheduled 3pm presentation and tour of the Kittitas County Historical Museum. (The PSE Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center is located 16 miles east of Ellensburg on Vantage Highway.)

• At 2:15pm attendees will be instructed to drive to Ellensburg for a scheduled 3pm presentation and tour of the Kittitas County Historical Museum. (The Museum is located at 114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg.)

• At 3:45pm, attendees will depart the Kittitas County Historical Museum and drive to Elk Heights Distillery. There, attendees will tour the facility and experience a presentation along with a whiskey tasting. Food will be provided by one of our local restaurants/establishments in Ellensburg and determined ahead of time. Sorry, no special accommodations or requests can be made. The event will wrap up at 5:30pm. (Elk Heights Distillery is located at 1911 W Dolarway Rd, Ellensburg.)

• This event involves some walking and standing outdoors (rain or shine), please plan and dress accordingly.

 

We are grateful to the partnership between PSE Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center, Elk Heights Distillery, and the Kittitas County Historical Museum. Without this partnership, this event would not be possible.

Proceeds from the Wild & Whiskey History Tour benefit the Kittitas County Historical Museum. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history, heritage, and culture of Kittitas County.

More to Explore at the Museum

Intoxicating Elixirs

Permanent Exhibit

Come see unique pieces of local soda bottling equipment, a wide variety of pioneer medicines, and tales of moonshining, bootlegging, and disasters that unfolded afterward.

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!