Museum News and Updates

into-the-harewood-book-cover-pic Author Series: Tonya Macalino – December 10 - Keeping with the spirit of the holidays, this month’s author series will be full of magic and whimsy!  We are proud to host Tonya Macalino and her newest youth novel set in Hillsboro.  Taking place in the modern-day Jackson School neighborhood, the harrowing adventure is set in motion when Hannah Troyer and her brother are escorted... Read More
Special 2016 Holiday Hours - Please be aware that the Museum has an adjusted schedule through the 2016 holidays. Closed: Thursday 11/24 for Thanksgiving Open: Monday 12/19- Friday 12/23 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed: Saturday 12/24 for Christmas Eve Open: Monday 12/26- Friday 12/30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Open: Saturday, 12/31 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (early closure... Read More
Emmy Blue, northwest storyteller. Free Family Morning– December 10 - Timber! Explore the Museum’s exhibit “Timber in the Tualatin Valley.” Learn logging camp lingo, make a forest craft to take home, and local Storyteller Emmy Blue will tell tales of the Enchanted Forest at 11 a.m. More about the Performer Children’s author and storyteller Emmy Blue tells original tales and legends about the magical creatures... Read More
a-cup-with-rumi-image Author Series: Flamur Vehapi – November 26 - A big thank you to everyone who came out in October to be a part of our very first author event, and helping to make it a success.  For this month’s author, we will be featuring a relatively new Washington County resident.  Flamur Vehapi was born in Kosova,where he was later exiled by the brutal... Read More
Travelling Exhibit Now on Display - “150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making”: Oregon’s landscape has a long history — geological processes have been building the state’s landscape for more than 150 million years! This exhibit illustrates how geology crafted Oregon’s landscape and natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens. The most... Read More
Teachers standing in front of information tables in Museum gallery at Washington County Museum. Educators’ Night Out — January 26 - Each year we host a Happy Hour specifically for teachers in Washington County to visit our gallery space and learn about museum resources available for teachers and students. This year’s Educators’ Night Out will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Happy Hour is on us! Be sure to save the date,... Read More
Infographic of county-wide reach for school programs at Washington County Museum, Oregon. A successful school year! - Washington County Museum completed another successful school year! The Museum’s school programs reached all seven school districts in the county and saw a dramatic increase in program attendance. Mobile Museum and Field Trips alone reached over 11,200 local students! Additionally, Free Family Day reached over 1,300 participants. One teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Beaverton... Read More