OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To collect and preserve the history, both natural and human, of the local
region for education,
research and public viewing in an informative, exciting and secure manner.
The Chelan County Historical Society, a 501(c
)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 1959 with the purpose of collecting,
displaying, and preserving local and regional history. This organization owns
and operates the Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village. Funding sources include
donations, admission fees, gift shop sales, memberships to the society, and grants.
Funding for the operation of the museum is supported by many wonderful members
and volunteers. The Friends
of Old Mission is a group of volunteers who are dedicated
to helping and supporting the museum.
The museum offers a fun and educational treasure hunt for children, and a
relaxing atmosphere to enjoy learning about the local and regional area. This
exceptional, world class community-owned facility, ranks among the nation's
finest museums. It is recognized, supported and nurtured as an extraordinary
community treasure. Over 8,500 visitors from 46 states, Washington D.C. and 36
countries toured the museum during the 2016 season for example.
The Cashmere Museum also offers tourist information about the local area. Find
out what our area has to offer!
Cashmere Museum offers an
Audio Tour which adds a whole new dimension to the museum experience for a $2
nominal rental fee. Detailed insight is provided about the many indoor exhibits
as well as the cabins in the Pioneer Village — almost 100 points of interest are
covered in the Audio Tour.
Get the ultimate museum experience by requesting the Audio Tour at the reception
See VISITOR INFO page for Museum hours and admission
600 Cotlets Way, PO Box 22
Cashmere, WA 98815