The Northern Kittitas County Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to further the preservation and dissemination of Northern Kittitas County history by such means deemed appropriate by its Board of Directors, including cooperation with other societies and organizations with like interests and goals.  Founded in 1966, NKCHS is dedicated to increasing awareness of local history and its future impact on our community.  Our properties include the Carpenter House Museum and the Telephone Museum.

The NKC Historical Society meets every other month, third Thursday of the month, at 1:00pm.  Meetings rotate between the two museums.

Since 2000, the NKC Historical Society has maintained an agreement with the High Country Artists association to maintain and operate the Carpenter House Museum.  In addition, HCA organizes workshops, classes, and exhibits art works at the Museum.  High Country Artists is a non-profit cooperative organization formed to create, share and foster art in the community.  Members display their art at the Carpenter House Museum on a rotating basis.  HCA holds monthly business meetings the first Friday of each month at 1:00pm at the Carpenter House.