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Put Some Spring In Your Step!

Plan a visit to the Kittitas County Historical Museum for tons of fun this season as we celebrate new events, historical holidays, and more!

Featured Exhibit

Women’s History Month

Every March, we celebrate National Women’s History Month and honor the notable women of Kittitas County. Visit during this special month to learn more about Mary Ellen Stewart Shoudy, Ellensburg’s namesake, and other historical female figures from our area!

Girls' Night Out

Thursday, April 28 | 5-8pm

The Kittitas County Historical Museum is thrilled to be participating in the Ellensburg Downtown Association’s Spring Girls’ Night Out! Make our museum one of your Girls’ Night Out destinations to enjoy deals, raffles, refreshments, and see our newest exhibits!

Upcoming Evening Lectures!

Our Evening Lecture Series is springing into action soon! Join us each month, starting April, for these free and fascinating lectures.

Eric Wagner

April 21 | 6pm

Embark on a journey through the blast zone of Mount St. Helens! In his talk, Eric Wagner explores the surprising ways plants and animals survived the eruption as well as the complex roles that people have played, all while showing how fascinating Mount St. Helens still is 40 years after the blast.

Ross Reynolds

Thursday, May 12 | 6pm

Veteran broadcaster Ross Reynolds will explore the impact that audio transmission has had on society and storytelling, beginning with the first century of radio up to the modern age of audiobooks, internet streaming, podcasts, and smart speakers.

Historic Ellensburg Pub Crawl

Thursday, May 12 | 6pm

Explore Ellensburg’s mysterious past during this brand-new Historic Ellensburg Pub Crawl! Visit historic establishments and fine watering holes to learn about our colorful history and enjoy 2 oz. libation pours and bites. Click below to learn more!

Become a Volunteer

Historic Ellensburg Pub Crawl Tour Guide

The Kittitas County Historical Museum is in need of passionate and friendly history-lovers to volunteer as tour guides for our Historic Ellensburg Pub Crawl! If you’re interested in volunteering as a guide for this fun event, contact us by clicking below and filling out the short form.our building, we will soon be submitting an application for the Heritage Capital Projects Fund Grant through the Washington State Historical Society. This grant could help us execute repairs, upgrades, and improvements to our historic building.

Click below to learn more about our building rehabilitation project!

Museum Volunteer

We also rely on the generous support of volunteers year-round to help pick up where our regular staff cannot. If you are interested in helping to process collections, greet visitors, or help lead guided walking tours, we invite you to fill out the application below as well!

Visit Our Gift Shop

Searching for a unique gift for yourself or your favorite history buff? The Kittitas County Historical Museum features a gift shop that carries over 300 different book titles on local and regional history, an assortment of beautiful rocks and minerals, and more!