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NOW ON EXHIBIT
This Kalapuya Land
This exhibit celebrates the cultural history of Native Americans in this region from the Atfalati band of the Kalapuya Indians through today’s amalgamation of 130 tribes as the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Many school age children who experience Oregon Native American history in person for the first time do so through Mobile Museum lessons our educators deliver to students in schools across Washington County. This exhibit expands on that history through words, pictures and artifacts from our collection.
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Put a Bird on It: Nature Photography of William L. Finley 1876-1953
The Washington County Museum provides a stunning and unique glimpse through the lens of William L. Finley, a nationally known naturalist and wildlife conservationist. Forty of Finley’s black-and-white bird photographs will be on display to celebrate his tireless advocacy for wildlife preservation.
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Americans All: The Bracero Program in Washington County
Washington County has the largest Latino population north of Sacramento, California. This exhibition explores the first recorded influx of Mexican and Latino immigrants into Washington County, made possible through the Bracero program.
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Pop-Up Exhibit: School Days
School Days is a nostalgic look at early “Back to School” in Washington County.
Programs & Special Events
Free Family Saturday December 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Musician Rick Meyers
Washington County Museum will host a pioneer music performance by local musician Rick Meyers, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14th. The Old-Time Music Show will feature pioneer music played on the banjo, guitar, spoons, musical saw, nose flute, limberjack, washboard and washtub bass.
Dec 18: Crossroads Lecture: “Aloha-Reedville History with Janel Josephson”
12 Noon – 1 P.M. (Brown Bag Lecture)
This talk celebrates the release of the newest Images of America book by local resident Janel Josephson on the history of the Aloha-Reedville area.Janel Josephson, a Portland-area native and has lived in Reedville since 2000. She is a graduate of Sunset High School and Portland State University.