Museum News and Updates

Image of Chinese woman on file. *CANCELLED* Crossroads Lecture–August 24 - Due to unavoidable circumstances we have to CANCEL OUR CROSSROADS LECTURE this Wednesday, August 24. We are working on rescheduling the event. Please check back for details, and we encourage you to attend another great history talk titled, “Chop Suey for All” at the Tualatin Historical Society on September 7 at 1 p.m. We apologize... 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
Free Family Morning Pionner School Washington County Museum Hillsboro Oregon Free Family Morning-September 10 - Pioneer School! Learn how early pioneer children experienced school. Guests can test their skills by grinding coffee, stacking wood, kneading dough, and playing games. Participants are also invited to complete a lesson on a slate and write with a quill & ink. Make a craft to take home. This event is free and open to... Read More
Museum After Dark the Art of Emblaming at Washington County Museum, Education Programs Museum After Dark (21+)-October 20 - Museum After Dark is a Happy Hour like no other, designed for adult learners to have fun at the Museum! Join us for our annual Halloween-themed Museum After Dark (21+)! Historian Oscar Hult will portray a mid-nineteenth century embalmer as he describes the embalming techniques used during the time period. Victorian mourning rituals will make... Read More
Boy Scout Merit Badges. Scout Morning-November 5 - We invite all scouts, Cubs, Boys and Girls, and their families to explore the Museum and discover the story and secrets of Washington County. Scouts will move between activity stations to experience the museum. Each Scout can then apply these lessons to their individual Scouting requirements. On Saturday, November 5 our Scout Morning theme is:... Read More
Blue wool felted balls with snowflakes felted as a design. Workshop-November 12 - Learn needle felting from textile artist Pamela Miller! Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with special, barbed needles. Piercing the wool over and over again meshes the wool fibers together, creating a firm, textile object. Once you learn some basic techniques, needle felting is really quite easy! Participants at this workshop will receive... Read More