A great history of the Ramah area can be found at the Ramah Museum, located in a 100 year old stone home in the village. The house is listed in the National Historic Register. During your visit you'll be treated to a wonderful and eclectic collection of memorabilia from Ramah's past. The Ramah museum features a Pioneer Room full of items used by the early pioneer families. There is a Native American room with prehistoric artifacts discovered in the hundreds of Anasazi ruins scattered throughout the surrounding region. There is a military veterans' room that serves as a memorial to local residents that served and many who died in past wars.
Ramah was first settled in 1882 as a mission outpost for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their missionary work was concentrated among the Navajo and Zuni. A dam started by the pioneers in 1883 was destroyed by floods twice. The current dam, 1906, maintains Ramah Lake, a favorite fishing spot. The first permanent store was started by the Master Brothers form England in 1901. There are many historical buildings. The Ramah Valley has been inhabited for centuries. Remnants of the earlier people are evident by petroglyphs and widely scattered anasazi ruins
The yard around the Museum is like a sculpture garden with an old gas pump first used in the 40's, an old washing machine, an antique stove, a huge iron boiler, and a refurbished wagon from the 1800's sits in the side yard.
The museum is a dream that was realized by years of dedication and hard work of long-time Ramah resident, Paul Merrill .
Hours at the museum are Fridays from 1-4 p.m. For more information about the museum call 783-4215.