Museum News and Updates

JuneAReynolds LOCAL STORY: June A. Reynolds - Please join us on Saturday, September 23 at 11:00am to learn about writing local history from author and historian, June A. Reynolds. Thinking and writing with a sense of time and place, June will lead the audience through her journey writing three books on Sherwood history from pre-history into the 1950s, as well as her... Read More
WCM Ad Ver04_4Ap14outlinePRINT Silicon Forest in Washington County - Innovation is the core concept of this new exhibit at the Washington County Museum. The Silicon Forest in Washington County exhibit showcases the extraordinary infusion of invention and knowledge that made high tech a powerhouse in this region. After exploring some of the key innovations, this exhibit will also challenge visitors to think about Washington... Read More
Logo with exhibit name, "On to Hillsboro Celebration." On-to Hillsboro Centennial Celebration - In 1959, the State of Oregon celebrated its 100th anniversary. Part of the year-long celebration included the On-To-Oregon Cavalcade. The idea was to reenact a wagon train traveling the entire Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri, to Independence, Oregon. Seven wagons were sponsored by five towns and two counties in Oregon: Drain, Hillsboro, Independence, Jackson County,... Read More
NEW fnal panel Exhibit: Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860 – 1910) - This new exhibit features artifacts from our collection including women’s clothing and accessories, sewing machines, beautiful photos and paintings of local women, old advertisements and much more. Discover what it was like to live as a Tualatin Valley lady during the Victorian Era! This exhibit runs until September 1st, 2017. Visit the Washington County Museum... Read More
rock-creek-40th-birthday-exhibit-photo PCC Rock Creek Campus will celebrate its 40th Birthday! - PCC Rock Creek Campus celebrates its 40th Birthday! When Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus opened in 1976, the Bethany area was mostly open fields and farm land. Naysayers doubted the college would  thrive or grow much past its expected enrollment capacity of 2,500 students.  While many voiced their opposition to the purchase of the... Read More