Historic Pioneer Village
600 Cotlets Way
Operated by the Chelan County Historical Society, the Historic Museum and Pioneer Village of Cashmere provides insight into the settling of Cashmere and Chelan County, Washington.
The Pioneer Village is an open air museum that features a collection of 20 historic buildings that were relocated to the site from the local area. Buildings include a one room schoolhouse, a barber shop, general store, jail, saloon, a print shop, cabins and other buildings. Equipment on the site is tied to early transportation and the local orchard industry.
An indoor museum has a collection of Native American and pioneer items, archaeological artifacts from sites along the middle Columbia River and lower Snake River areas, some reportedly dating back 9000 years. A natural history section focuses on the surrounding landscape, plants and animals native to the surrounding area, and rocks and minerals.
The collections are small but well done, more impressive than what one often finds in small town museums, and thus well-worth a stop.
Historic Pioneer Village (C14A2313)
The pioneer village features several original buildings relocated to the site.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Aplets And Cotlets Factory Store, Cashmere, Washington
- Pybus Public Market, Wenatchee, Washington
- Bavarian Village, Leavenworth, Washington