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Young boy with cards Free Family Morning-October 8 - It’s “A-Maze-ing”! Join us for puzzles, mazes and magic at the Museum! Magician Jay Frasier will perform a family magic show full of comedy and audience participation at 11 a.m. Make a craft to take home. Jay Frasier is an award-winning magician who has been performing professionally for over 25 years. He is the recipient... 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
Image of Chinese woman on file. *Rescheduled* History Talk– November 5 - This program is a rescheduled talk from our August Crossroads Lecture. Join us for a lecture titled, “The Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files” by Patricia Hackett Nicola on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States from 1882-1943. The National Archives branch in Seattle holds... Read More
Celebrate India Free Family Morning at Washington County Museum, Oregon. Free Family Morning-November 12 - Celebrate India with Bollywood Movez dance school! Mini dance workshops will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Crafts and henna tattoos will occur throughout event. Free Family Mornings occur the second Saturday of each month, September- May from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Event Date: Saturday, November 12 Event Times: 10:00 a.m. -1... 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
Crossroads lecture Missoula Floods, Washington County Museum,  Hillsboro Oregon Crossroads Lecture-November 16 - Rick Thompson, President of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, will present a talk titled, “Lake Missoula Flood in Your Backyard.” Rick will give an overview of what caused Glacial Lake Missoula, trace its path across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge, and then focus on the effects of... Read More