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Museum Closed for Interior Construction
Feb. 12 – March 10

The Museum will be closed February 12 -March 10 to undergo anticipated tenant improvements including planned seismic upgrades in the Museum space. This necessitates moving and storing most current exhibits so the contractors can get the work done most efficiently. Consequently, the following events and activities have changed.

  • February 14th Family Day is cancelled.
  • The Crossroads lecture scheduled for February 18.
  • The February lecture is rescheduled for May.
  • The March 3 Art Walk late open at the Museum is cancelled.

The Museum will reopen Wednesday March 11 at ten a.m. 

Website Under Construction: Also note that our website is under construction at the same time. Volunteers are working overtime to ensure it is back up and functioning as soon as possible. Please forgive our dust as we remodel.

Museum News and Updates

Boy in a box. Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at the Museum - Join us on April 11, 2015, at the museum to celebrate Earth Day! This year is the 45th anniversary of the founding of this annual international event. Drop by the Museum for a fun day of DIY crafts, including helping us create a cardboard village as we explore all things that can be constructed out... Read More
sockeye-salmon-David-Hall-5_opt Spring Family Day March 14, 2015 - Celebrate spring with us on March 14, 2015, as part of our popular Family Day events. Visit the museum and plant seeds, make a craft to take home and continue exploring the exhibit “In the Footsteps of David Douglas.” Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will present their play, “Tad & Fry: a Tale of Friendship... Read More
Cub Scouts at the Washington County Museum. Scout Passport Day April 18, 2015 - Cub Scouts and Troops are welcome to the museum to complete their badge work on our next special Scout Passport Day, Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. To register and for more information, visit our Scout Passport Days page.
Storage area during construction at Rock Creek. Can You Believe Its 2015?! - Happy 2015 to all of our Washington County Museum members and guests! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season, that you spent happy, valuable time with family and that you ate your weight in fudge and turkey! This is the month for making new goals and our main goal this year is to... Read More
Compass Family Day: Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest - On January 10, 2015, join us for Family Day to learn about early naturalist David Douglas. Explore our galleries using clues, make a botanical sketch, and learn about the flora and fauna that Douglas discovered in Oregon. The Bug Chicks will present their live arthropod zoo of cool bugs at 11 a.m. Kids will be... Read More
All I Want for Christmas promotional banner. All I Want for Christmas - All I Want for Christmas: A Very Special Holiday Exhibit Opens: November 19, 2014 Take a look back at some of the most iconic toys, dolls, and games you may have played with!  From fashion diva Barbie to the Madame Alexander dolls, to the beautifully crafted china head dolls you’ll see what little girls treasured.... Read More
Portrait of Russell-Young, photographer and artist. Seeking Silence: Photography of Russell J. Young - “Seeking Silence: Photography of Russell J. Young” was created in conjunction with the exhibit “In the Footsteps of David Douglas” to capture the Oregon landscapes that David Douglas might have visited. The exhibit consists of 14 photographic prints on rag paper. Russell J. Young is a self-taught photographer and fine art printer who has a... Read More
Washington County Goes to War Exhibit. Winter Arrives Just in Time for Veteran’s Day - Doesn’t it feel like winter came early this year?? We sure hope all our members and guests are staying warm and getting prepared to layer up! Don’t forget to unscrew your garden hoses to keep the pipes from freezing, buy or cut some firewood to save on energy costs and think about insulators for your... Read More
University Days Science Circus - man spinning plates. Family Day: Physics of Fun December 13, 2014 - On December 13, 2014, join us for our monthly Family Day and explore the physics of fun! As we enter the season of giving, learn the science behind your toys. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Rhys Thomas will explain the physics behind some of your favorite toys using scientific thinking and a little engineering.... Read More
India Dancer - Incredible India. Family Day: Incredible India 2014 - Discover the art, music, and culture of India in a special free program presented by Rasika on November 8, 2014, in “Incredible India!” Experience India with Rasika, a nonprofit with the mission of promoting and educating Indian arts and culture in Oregon. Activities and performances throughout the day. Read more at Incredible India. Family Day... Read More