Students on a field trip at Washington County Museum

Museum News and Updates

Local Story: Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo - In partnership with Oregon Humanities, the Washington County Museum hosts a facilitated conversation exploring religious difference in Oregon. Writer and former chaplain Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo will lead participants in examining the tools we use to talk about religion without dismissing others’ beliefs or flattening the beautiful and sometimes harrowing complexities of our experiences. Elizabeth has created extensive curricula... Read More
Hillsboro icon back in action! - Thanks to the generosity of Linda and Wayne Gisel who donated this historic conestoga wagon replica to the Washington County Museum. It had been carefully disassembled last September before we moved to PCC Rock Creek, then stored in our climate controlled facility, and finally reassembled by a magnificent crew of volunteers and staff this morning.... Read More
Special Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center - The Washington County Museum is proud to be a part of a new collaborative exhibition featuring 13 other organizations entitled, “Arrival: Stories of Migration, Immigration and Journeys in the Mid-Willamette Valley.” We have contributed a condensed version of the exhibit, “Americans-All: The Bracero Program in Washington County,” about skilled Mexican laborers who traveled to Oregon... Read More
Thanks to you! - The museum is honored to have the generous support of the Oregon International Air Show in support of Free Family Mornings in the 2018-2019 year. Here’s museum director, Pam Vorachek, after receiving a giant check at today’s grant award ceremony hosted by Standard TV & Appliance in Beaverton, OR. We would also like to thank... Read More