LOCAL STORY: June A. Reynolds-This event will be held at our Hillsboro Location 120 E Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 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... Read More
Ladies of the Valley: Part II (1910 – 1950)-Join us on October 19th for the opening of Ladies of the Valley: Part II (1910 – 1950). This exhibit is a follow up to Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860 – 1910) that was on display from March to September 1st, 2017. This exhibit will highlight local women as they won the vote... Read More
Museum After Dark: If These Walls Could Talk-The Washington County Museum presents, “If These Walls Could Talk”. Join us for an evening of ghost hunting, workshops, and storytelling as we hear what paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during recent investigations. At least two men were known to have died within the jail’s walls between 1853 and 1870…... Read More
Silicon Forest in Washington County-Exhibit available for display at your museum or business. No charge. Please contact Executive Director for details. 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.... Read More
Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley-We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” is our new permanent exhibit, sponsored by Stimson Lumber Company! With many original artifacts on loan from local collector Bill Racine, this display aims to teach visitors about the history of logging in Washington County, from the first pioneers to railroading to gas powered... Read More
How to Visit Our Museum
The museum is re-locating to the address below. We will be re-opening on October 19th
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 3pm and the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am - 3pm.
Portland Community College – Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229
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