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Tenino Depot Museum

South Thurston County Historical Society

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The sandstone building housing the museum was built in 1914 as a Northern Pacific depot and was active until after WW II. On the main line betwen Seattle and Portland, eight or nine trains daily stopped here at the height of train travel. In 1965, NP sold it to the town and with the help of a Federal grant, it was moved ten blocks to a city park and converted to a museum.

The building was kept the same as much as possible and now houses the original press used to make the original wood money, along with old logging tools, old quarry tools, railroad memorabilia and many local artifacts, including a 1920s doctor's office.

This is just one of the many Historical Museums located throughout Washington.

Location: PO Box 339, 399 Park Ave W, Tenino Washington 98589 Telephone 360-264-4637

Other History nearby:
(Aberdeen) Aberdeen Historical Museum
(Aberdeen) Aberdeen Historical Whorehouse Society
(Olympia) Bigelow House Museum and Neighborhood
(Black Diamond) Black Diamond Historical Museum
(Buckley) Buckley Foothills Historical Society Mus
(Tacoma) Camp Six Logging Museum


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