The history of Central Washington is built on tradition. Each of our unique communities holds true to its historical roots, making our diverse region the ultimate destination for revisiting the past. From the rich mining histories of Roslyn and Cle Elum to the lively Western culture that still thrives to this day in Ellensburg and Kittitas, our area’s past is yours to discover. 

Explore More History In Central Washington

Uncover Central Washington’s historical charm and travel back to the early days of life in our area with these detailed, historical timelines of each of our local communities. Then, during your visit, be sure to visit the fascinating museums located throughout our county that cover local history in depth. From the Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum in Snoqualmie Pass to the Cle Elum Telephone Museum to the Kittitas County Historical Museum in Ellensburg, our area has plenty of unique options to choose from!