The Kittitas County Historical Museum features many exhibits for the
public to enjoy, spanning the history of Kittitas County from the
distant past to the modern day.
The Main Room at the Kittitas County Historical Museum houses great collections that truly give the viewer a taste of the past. As one of the largest rooms in the museum, you will see several collections with amazing items, such as Native American heritage items, gold mining and timber tools, and a rock and mineral collection - just to name a few.
The Main Room is also home to our historical timeline. Discover the people, places, and events special to Kittitas County which defined and shaped our history. Learn about historic events like the Great Ellensburgh Fire of 1889 which destroyed 10 downtown blocks and 200 homes in Ellensburgh, or how in 1894, Ellensburg lost its "h." To learn more about these events and more -- and to get a special viewing of the timeline, click here.
The Rollinger Rock and Mineral Collection showcases many samples of petrified wood, minerals and agates from all over the Pacific Northwest. Many of these are able to be touched on our "Touch Table," allowing the visitor to actually feel some of the rocks and minerals displayed. The Rock and Mineral display is also home to our Ellensburg Blue Agate collection, with over 50 samples of Ellensburg Blue Agate on display. From small fragments to a 6 lb 10 oz certified blue, these will make you interested to get into the hills and search for your own agate.
114 E. 3rd. Ave.
Ellensburg, WA 98926