Preserve Our Musical Heritage

Donate Your Memories to the Kittitas County Historical Museum!

Join us at GustFest and help us preserve our community’s rich music history by donating your cherished memories and artifacts to the Kittitas County Historical Museum!

A particular highlight of GustFest is the Ellensburg Music Preservation Project. This celebration event is Sunday, June 23rd (1:00–6:00) at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. You can bring your items directly to the event or drop off your donations at the Kittitas County Historical Museum at your convenience.

The Kittitas County Historical Museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving items that showcase and educate about the history of Kittitas County. Your donations will help us illustrate the stories of the people, places, bands, events, and activities that have shaped our community’s musical heritage.

For more information on how to donate, don’t hesitate to contact the Kittitas County Historical Museum.

Items You Can Donate:

  • Photographs and posters of local musicians and bands
  • Concert tickets and programs
  • Recordings (vinyl records, CDs, tapes)
  • Band merchandise (t-shirts, hats, and memorabilia)
  • Personal stories and anecdotes related to the music scene in Kittitas County
  • Venue photos or posters
  • Sheet music and songbooks

Your contributions will help us preserve and celebrate Kittitas County’s vibrant music history for future generations. Thank you for your support!

More Ways to Lend Your Support

Financial Support: Your gift will help support this year’s GustFest and future events. Use this link to donate gifts of any size (include a designation notation of GustFest in the instruction area when you give). Donate through the Kittitas County Historical Museum.

Your Skills and Talents: We welcome volunteers of all talents and musicians to join us in celebrating our community’s musical legacy at GustFest. Whether you’re skilled in event planning, performing, or helping, your contribution is invaluable. Let’s create an unforgettable experience that honors our local music scene together.