Bringing the Past

to the Present

Whitman County Historical Society

PO Box 67

Colfax, WA 99111

509-397-2555

Pullman Depot 

Heritage Center

Linda Hackbarth - Depot Coordinator

Kathy Meyer - Depot Coordinator

330 N Grand Ave

Pullman, WA

klemeyer@gmail.com 

lindahackbarth39@gmail.com

Hours: Saturdays 10am to 4pm 

Closed on Holidays

Contact Kathy or Linda if you are interested in getting involved in the project. 

     The Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in Pullman in 1887. The first wood depot stood on Grand Avenue just North of Whitman Street. In 1901 the Northern Pacific purchased land between Grand and Kamiaken and built a 32 by 160 foot frame depot. This was replaced in 1916 by the present brick building which opened in March 1917.  The depot was remodeled one time before the passenger service was discontinued in the 1960's. In 1970 the Northern Pacific sold the building to Burlington Northern Railroad which in turn leased the building to the Department of Agriculture. In June 1988, Dan Antoni purchased the building and later acquired the land. In 2018, the Whitman County Historical Society purchased the property with the vision of preserving the past by bringing it back to life. Our goal is to get it on the historical register, save the original elements and have visitors learn the history of the importance of the railroad to our County and to Pullman. 

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Legacy Naming Opportunities

Entire Building: $500,000

Main Lobby/mobile display & event center: $100,000 (TAKEN)

Freight Room/heritage displays: $75,000

Outdoor Children's Play Area: $50,000

Passenger Car/theater and display area: $50,000

Caboose: $40,000

Indoor Children's Center: $25,000 (TAKEN)

Outdoor platform: $25,000

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We encourage you to support the development of the depot through single donations and/or 3 or 5-year pledges.

Download a pledge sheet.

Legacy Gifts:

Baron                                    $250,000+

Magnate                              $100,000 – 249,999

Station Master                  $50,000 – 99,999

Engineer                              $25,000 – 49,999

Cougar Special                  $15,000 – 24,999

Conductor                          $10,000 – 14,999   

           Fireman                                $ 5,000 – 9,999              

Ticket Agent                       $ 1,000 – 4,999

Brakeman                           $  100 – 999

Gandy Dancer                    $      1– 99

 

 

Ways to give: 

One-time gift

Pledge over a number of years.

Stock transfers

Planned giving

Memorial gifts

In-kind donations

Contact us for a personal visit to learn more about gifting

Valoree Gregory wchsdirector1@gmail.com

Debbie Sherman jdjsherman@msn.com

Linda Hackbarth lindahackbarth39@gmail.com