Museum News and Updates

plum-hill-outside_opt Wine & Whiskey in the Wild West– June 2 - Join guest speaker Ken Bilderback as he explores the history of alcohol in Washington County with a talk titled, “Wine & Whiskey in the Wild West” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Plum Hill Vineyards near Gaston. More about the presentation: Alcohol has played a central role in the Tualatin Valley since American settlers...... Read More
Hopscotch game for free family day at Washington County Museum on June 11, Oregon Free Family Day– June 11 - Summers of the Past! It’s time to think summer because school is almost out. What better way to get ready for summer than playing games from summers of the past? Play with pioneer toys, participate in a game of clues to explore the Museum and make a toy to take home for the summer. This...... Read More
atfalati2 Summer Youth Group Visits - Bring your summer camp or youth group to visit the Museum in historic downtown Hillsboro this summer! We offer hands-on, interactive museum experiences that get students involved in learning the history and culture of our community. Make a day of it by pairing your museum experience with a trip to the park or Civic Center...... Read More
Intro to Preserving Your Family Heirlooms at Washignton County Museum, July 2016. Intro to Preservation Workshop–July 20 - Many have important and unique collections of family photos or archives stored in the back of the closet or in the attic. Would you like to know how to store them correctly? Museum Educator Heather Ferguson will describe the problems that can arise from poor storage and handling. She will give alternative and inexpensive suggestions...... Read More
The Chinese in Oregon and the Chinese Exclusion Act at Washington County Museum, Oregon. Crossroads Lecture–August 24 - Join us for a special lecture titled, “The Chinese in Oregon & the Chinese Exclusion Act” by Patricia Hackett Nicola on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States from 1882-1943. The National Archives branch in Seattle holds thousands of Chinese Exclusion Act files on...... Read More