The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame Association’s (ERHOF) goal is to found a permanent Hall of Fame museum of rodeo history in Ellensburg, open to community members and on a year-round basis. We aim to do this by forging a partnership and co-locating in rented or purchased space in downtown Ellensburg or near the rodeo grounds.
Towards this end, ERHOF has collected hundreds of photographs, posters, jewelry, prize buckles, programs, costumes, saddles, films, programs and many other historical artifacts from the Ellensburg Rodeo donated by local and national competitors, participants, volunteers, and their families. Our collection is stored in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Bledsoe-Washington Regional State Archive.
Ellensburg Hall of Fame artifacts are now on display at the Ellensburg Rodeo and Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in the Driver Home on North Main Street. The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame also stages annual museum exhibits at the Western Art Show, Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, and ERHOF’s Western Village rodeo weekend headquarters. Alongside other community groups, ERHOF helps with the annual Kittitas County Heritage Center exhibit underneath the restored south rodeo grandstand of the Kittitas County Fairgrounds.