Museum News and Updates

Infographic of county-wide reach for school programs at Washington County Museum, Oregon. A successful school year! - Washington County Museum completed another successful school year! The Museum’s school programs reached all seven school districts in the county and saw a dramatic increase in program attendance. Mobile Museum and Field Trips alone reached over 11,200 local students! Additionally, Free Family Day reached over 1,300 participants. One teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Beaverton...... Read More
Girl plays with animal pelts at Washington County Museum in Oregon. Summer Youth Group Visits - Bring your summer camp or youth group to visit the Museum in historic downtown Hillsboro this summer! We offer hands-on, interactive museum experiences that get students involved in learning the history and culture of our community. Make a day of it by pairing your museum experience with a trip to the park or Civic Center...... Read More
Intro to Preserving Your Family Heirlooms at Washignton County Museum, July 2016. Intro to Preservation Workshop–July 20 - Many have important and unique collections of family photos or archives stored in the back of the closet or in the attic. Would you like to know how to store them correctly? Museum Educator Heather Ferguson will describe the problems that can arise from poor storage and handling. She will give alternative and inexpensive suggestions...... Read More
The Chinese in Oregon and the Chinese Exclusion Act at Washington County Museum, Oregon. Crossroads Lecture–August 24 - Join us for a special lecture titled, “The Chinese in Oregon & the Chinese Exclusion Act” by Patricia Hackett Nicola on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States from 1882-1943. The National Archives branch in Seattle holds thousands of Chinese Exclusion Act files on...... Read More