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

Botanical Illustration


Saturday, January 31, 2015   This class is now filled.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a watercolor class for beginners focusing on Oregon’s native plants, and lead by Catherine Alexander. We’ve partnered with the Walter’s Cultural Arts Center to bring this class to the Museum.  This class has now reached capacity.  Two other classes,  February  7 on Printmaking and a photography class March 7 & 8 still have space available.  To register contact Hillsboro Parks and Recreation 503-681-5397.


FREE LECTURE  David Douglas at Fort Vancouver 1825-1833 with Jack Nisbet


(Author/Naturalist/Douglas Biographer)

Wednesday February 11, 2015

7:00-8:00 p.m.  doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Scottish naturalist David Douglas made a series of wide-ranging forays as a collector for the London Horticultural Society. Headquartered at Fort Vancouver, the scope of his work stretched far beyond garden plants. This slide presentation will trace Douglas’s adventures in the Portland and Willamette areas while connecting stories about the flora, fauna, people, and landscapes he described to the places that we see today.

This lecture is made possible by our sponsors:  Farmington Gardens and The David Douglas Society.


FREE! Family Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.r_1220377899_beaver_cake

It’s Oregon’s birthday! Join us for an Oregon Birthday Party! Try your hand at a variety of activities related to Oregon history including building a variety of Oregon houses, trading like a mountain man and packing an Oregon Trail wagon.

Family Day is generously sponsored by the William G. Gilmore Foundation.