“Yelm Prairie Historical Society President Connie Smallwood holds a plaque with the names of people who had memorial donations to the museum placed in their names. Behind her is the new outdoor buggy exhibit.”
Photo credit: Michael Wagar, Nisqually Valley News
– From The Central Cascades Tourism Project”
“The Yelm Historical Museum is filled with history with close ties to Mount Rainier National Park due to Yelms historical gateway to the mountain before modern roads made accessing the park much easier. James Longmire, one of the founders of Yelm had blazed a trail to the base of the mountain, guided the first climbers here and later established a lodge at Mt. Rainier National Park that now bears his name. This museum is a must-see for Mt. Rainier and mountain climbing fans alike, with free admission thanks to the City of Yelm and the Yelm Historical Society.”
– “Landscaping project spruces up Yelm museum”
“Senior students project beautifies Yelm Prairie Historical Society using memorial dollar donations”
“Connie Smallwood, the president of the Yelm Prairie Historical Society, thanked the memorial donors for their support, and also Brocious and Soeung, calling it a great project,” quoting Michael Wagar in the August 16, 2014 edition of the Nisqually Valley News.
Yelm Prairie Historical Museum
Corner of 3rd St. at McKenzie Ave.
Yelm, WA 98597
For information: 360-970-8036
Open noon to 4 p.m. -Wednesday through Saturday.
For more about the history of Yelm, check out the Yelm History Project.