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Washington County Museum – 120 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon


Special Events

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Experience Wednesday: The First People of Washington County

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Activities open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Youth visitors can experience the Museum’s exhibits in a new way this summer by getting hands-on at the Museum! Participants will receive a passport to guide them through activity stations.

On July 30th the  activities will focus on the “Washington County in a Nutshell” exhibit and will include: playing the rendezvous trade game, writing with a quill and ink, and dipping candles.

Experience Wednesdays will take place each Wednesday from July 9 to August 20th. Activities will focus on a new exhibit each Wednesday. Recommended for ages 7-11.  Click here for schedule.


HeatherAugust Crossroads Lecture

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“Storing & Archiving Family Photos”

12 Noon – 1 p.m. (Brown Bag Lecture)

Many have important and unique collections of family photos or archives stored in the back closet or attic. Would you like to know how to store them correctly? Heather Ferguson will describe the problems that can arise from poor storage and handling. She will give alternative and inexpensive suggestions on how to better care for your family photos and archival collections.

Heather Ferguson has worked with the WCM for the past 9 years as an outreach educator. She has a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma and can be found volunteering or consulting for many small archival or artifact collections in the area.

Click here for more information.