museumYelm Historical Museum

Currently the Yelm Historical Museum is closed to the public. The City is searching for a more suitable location and structure to display these amazing artifacts. Please have patience while your city leaders decide the best path forward.

Operated by the Yelm Prairie Historical Society, the Yelm Historical Museum features revolving displays from Yelm's rich history.

Displays include artifacts from the time when the Yelm Prairie was managed by the Nisqually Tribe to early pioneer settlements at Fort Nisqually to the early 20th century period, including a buggy from the 1880's.

The Museum is located at 207 3rd Street SE at the corner of 3rd Street SE and McKenzie Avenue SE if you have any questions please contact Sandra Story at (360)458-7016.

The Yelm Historical Preservation Committee meets at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at City Hall Council Chambers. The Historical Society (Members of the Museum) meet at 3 p.m. at the City Hall Conference Room on the third Tuesday of each month.