Kittitas County Genealogical Society
Explore Kittitas County for FUN!!!

 

We know that Genealogy is addicting but sometimes you just need to have FUN! 
 
We invite you to try some of the links below to learn more about the Past and Present of Kittitas County.  These links will guide you to historic places within the county, places for further research about Kittitas County, and even places to experience some FUN things to DO or SEE if you come visit our beautiful county. 
 
Besides, these links will help you better understand how your “kinfolk” experienced their time in Kittitas County and add valuable background information to your genealogy project!  On the other hand, following the "fun things to do" choices below will give you a chance to experience some of those things to do today!
 
Give it a TRY! 
 
 
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Explore Washington state's FIRST Barn Quilt Trail. Take a tour of over 100 quilt block designs painted on old barns and other buildings throughout Kittitas County. See more details at the website.
Last Updated: 9 August 2018   [Located in Category: Things to Do]
Tour the former home of Frank Carpenter and family, furnished with the family original furniture. Enjoy seeing local artist's creations on the main floor. Then view a display about Cle Elum's early history on the third floor.
Last Updated: 3 January 2020   [Located in Category: Historic Places]
Oldest complete telephone museum west of the Mississippi with display covering the history of telephone technology from 1876 to 1970.
Last Updated: 3 January 2020   [Located in Category: Historic Places]
Featuring art by Ellensburg native John Clymer who painted nearly 100 covers for Saturday Evening Post magazine and other magazines.
Last Updated: 9 August 2018   [Located in Category: Things to Do]
Artistic couple have created a whimsical art display by using reflectors and bottle caps and other objects to decorate their yard. Fun for all ages!
Last Updated: 4 September 2018   [Located in Category: Things to Do]
Saturdays (9am-1pm) May-October. Farm Fresh local produce, baked goods, and handcrafter articles for sale.
Last Updated: 3 January 2020   [Located in Category: Things to Do]
In addition to normal Library materials, the Ellensburg Public Library has a Local History Section and archives of the local paper.
Last Updated: 9 August 2018   [Located in Category: Research Places]
Located in downtown Ellensburg. Six themed rooms of exhibits covering early home life, businesses, automobiles and military, collection of Native American handiwork and a rock and mineral collection.
Last Updated: 18 September 2018   [Located in Category: Research Places]
Pioneer family homestead turned into state park. Reflects farm history, equipment and heritage garden. NOTE: Requires a Washington state Discover Pass.
Last Updated: 9 August 2018   [Located in Category: Things to Do]
This unique cemetery is actually made up of 26 individual cemeteries all combined into one. It features many separate ethnic and civic lodge cemeteries that truly make this a sight to see.
Last Updated: 18 September 2018   [Located in Category: Things to Do]
Uncover the history of Upper Kittitas County through details provided at this museum located in Roslyn, Washington. Also provides additional insights into things to see in Roslyn area. Learn about the importance of coal in early days Kittitas County - days now long gone.
Last Updated: 4 September 2018   [Located in Category: Research Places]
Depot built in 1909 to support operations of Milwaukee Road railroad. Interpretive Rail Yard Trail guides visitors through points of interest.
Last Updated: 9 August 2018   [Located in Category: Historic Places]
Features a grist mill that operated from 1883 to 1946. One water turbine, still operational, powered the mill's original equipment. Second turbine once powered an adjacent lumber mill and provided power to the city of Thorp - making Thorp the first city in central Washington to have electricity!
Last Updated: 3 September 2018   [Located in Category: Historic Places]
This Branch of the Washington State Archives serves the counties in the center of the state, including Kittitas County. Check their website catalog for holdings.
Last Updated: 4 September 2018   [Located in Category: Research Places]
April-November 15, daily tours. Features 360 degree view of Columbia River, Mounts Hood, Rainier and Adams plus informational/educational displays about wind and solar energy. Information Centers features displays of how the 149 wind turbines and site was constructed.
Last Updated: 3 January 2020   [Located in Category: Things to Do]