call,central,washington,color 888-925-2204     email,central,washington,color EMAIL
Cities    Vacation Guides    Press Release    Choose Your Escape    Free Wallpaper

History & Culture

central,washington,color,home,page | Things to Do | History & Culture ... Roslyn
Carpenter Museum
Cle Elum Rail Yard
Cle Elum Telephone Museum
Telephone Museum Operator
Ellensburg Farmers Bank
Geddis Building
Kittitas County Museum
Roslyn Museum
Swauk Teanaway
The Brick in Roslyn
Thorp Historic Grain Wagon
Thorp Mill
Town of Roslyn
Vantage Bridge Construction
Vantage Ginko Forest

  Find History & Culture
Experience our past while informing your future!
Central Washington is jam-packed with coal mining, railroad, timber, agriculture, education and many more intriguing topics. Visit a wide variety of museums and historical sites that have emerged to pay tribute to these topics. Countless captivating stories, rich cultural backgrounds and intriguing historic sites can be found in Central Washington. Discover Central Washington's history today!

Tell me what you want to do:

City / Town:


Results by Area
Results A-Z

Results: 1 - 3   of 3 results
Roslyn Museum (#780)
203 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Roslyn, WA 98941
With the closure of the coal mines in the early 1960s, Frank Musso felt a need to preserve the history that had shaped Roslyn. His efforts inspired other citizens to be interested and the result was the Roslyn Museum, created in 1969 under his supervision.  Today the museum is administered by the Roslyn Museum Board with President Scott Templin and staffed by our wonderful volunteers.

The museum is a reflection of Roslyn, it's tenacity, love of life and the richly seasoned ethnic mix that once represented more than 20 nationalities, and still does in the genealogy of it's inhabitants and former residents. Coal became the common denominator overcoming language barriers, various ideologies and diverse cultures.  The result was and still remains a way of life unique to company towns.
Roslyn Cemetery (#788)
Memorial Street
Roslyn, WA 98922
It would be hard to find a cemetery with more historical significance in the state of Washington other than the Roslyn Cemetery.  During the coal mining era, settlers of all nationalities lived in and around this small town.  The Roslyn Cemetery is a local treasure and a historical snapshot of life in the late 1800's. It consists of 26 separate cemeteries, many of them individually ethnic. There are five thousand-plus graves which represent 24 nationalities that once lived there. Roslyn's cemetery is an excellent physical reminder of America's melting pot heritage.

A map of the cemeteries can be accessed by going to: http://www.mrail.net/data/cemete/wash/kittitas/roslyn/roslyn_map.htm

"The Brick" Saloon (#789)
100 W Pennsylvania Ave
Roslyn, WA 98941
Step back in time when you walk through the front doors of The Brick Tavern. The bar was built at 100 Pennsylvania Street in Roslyn, in the late 1800's, out of 45,000 bricks and took the name The Brick. It is now the oldest continuously operating tavern in Washington State. The exterior of the building has been used for numerous film shots of several movies and TV shows, as well as in the television show Northern Exposure.

The bar still has a running-water spittoon and downstairs is even a jail cell, an old tunnel used during prohibition and head stones!

The Brick has live music on weekends and is a great local hang out as well as a great place for visitors to the area.


Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM - Close
Friday 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM - Close
Kitchen open until 9:00 PM


Sign up for
  Plan your trip with our
      and FREE Brochures & Newsletters


Live Life in Color
This is Kittitas County, and this is an outdoorsman's paradise. For those wishing to hike, bike, golf, hunt, or fish, our scenic little part of Washington is beyond compare. Ranging from the Cascades to the Columbia, there are over 2,300 square miles to explore.
Read More

central,washington,color,on,twitter   central,washington,color,on,google   central,washington,color,on,facebook      central,washington,color,on,instagram
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

A Land of Contrasts
From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine and unique cultural offerings.

Find out more at one of our Visitors Centers:

Ellensburg, WA
609 N. Main St, Ellensburg

Cle Elum, WA
312 W 1st Street, Cle Elum
  Planning Your Trip
Top 10 Reason to Visit
Travel Maps
Add Business or Event
Press Release
Visitors' Center
About Kittitas County
Privacy Statement
Logo Guidelines
Media Room

Site Created by: Genesis Marketing