Museum News and Updates

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
Girl plays with animal pelts at Washington County Museum in Oregon. 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
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
Oregon's capitol building against blue sky. Exhibit Opening– August 24 - “Oregon’s Landmark Legislation” will be on display from August 24- October 22. Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising, and implementing laws shaping the quality of life of its citizens. While Oregon’s innovations have evoked controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations. This traveling exhibit highlights groundbreaking legislation that... Read More
Black and white image of Chinese cook in Albany Hotel, Located on Lyon & 2nd in Albany, Oregon. Special Lecture at Tualatin Historical Society– September 7 - Join us for a special lecture titled, “Chop Suey for All: Chinese Cooks in Oregon” presented by local historian Richard Engeman. This talk is a joint event hosted by Washington County Museum and the Tualatin Historical Society as part of the Oregon Historical Society’s 2016 Chinese Oregon Speakers Series. Please note, this lecture will take... Read More