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Museum Closed for Interior Construction
Feb. 12 – March 10

The Museum will be closed February 12 -March 10 to undergo anticipated tenant improvements including planned seismic upgrades in the Museum space. This necessitates moving and storing most current exhibits so the contractors can get the work done most efficiently. Consequently, the following events and activities have changed.

  • February 14th Family Day is cancelled.
  • The Crossroads lecture scheduled for February 18.
  • The February lecture is rescheduled for May.
  • The March 3 Art Walk late open at the Museum is cancelled.

The Museum will reopen Wednesday March 11 at ten a.m. 

Also note that our website is under construction at the same time. Volunteers are working overtime to ensure it is back up and functioning as soon as possible. Please forgive our dust as we remodel.

Museum News and Updates

sockeye-salmon-David-Hall-5_opt Spring Family Day March 14, 2015 - Celebrate spring with us on March 14, 2015, as part of our popular Family Day events. Visit the museum and plant seeds, make a craft to take home and continue exploring the exhibit “In the Footsteps of David Douglas.” Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will present their play, “Tad & Fry: a Tale of Friendship... Read More
Storage area during construction at Rock Creek. Can You Believe Its 2015?! - Happy 2015 to all of our Washington County Museum members and guests! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season, that you spent happy, valuable time with family and that you ate your weight in fudge and turkey! This is the month for making new goals and our main goal this year is to... Read More
All I Want for Christmas promotional banner. All I Want for Christmas - All I Want for Christmas: A Very Special Holiday Exhibit Opens: November 19, 2014 Take a look back at some of the most iconic toys, dolls, and games you may have played with!  From fashion diva Barbie to the Madame Alexander dolls, to the beautifully crafted china head dolls you’ll see what little girls treasured.... Read More
Portrait of Russell-Young, photographer and artist. Seeking Silence: Photography of Russell J. Young - “Seeking Silence: Photography of Russell J. Young” was created in conjunction with the exhibit “In the Footsteps of David Douglas” to capture the Oregon landscapes that David Douglas might have visited. The exhibit consists of 14 photographic prints on rag paper. Russell J. Young is a self-taught photographer and fine art printer who has a... Read More
Washington County Goes to War Exhibit. Winter Arrives Just in Time for Veteran’s Day - Doesn’t it feel like winter came early this year?? We sure hope all our members and guests are staying warm and getting prepared to layer up! Don’t forget to unscrew your garden hoses to keep the pipes from freezing, buy or cut some firewood to save on energy costs and think about insulators for your... Read More
Arrow heads from the Washington County Museum collection. Stepping in the right direction and getting results - Happy 132nd Labor Day to all of our members and guests! As we come up on this important American holiday, founded in 1882 by the Central Labor Union in New York, we should try to remember all the amazing people that worked hard to build the Oregon industries we enjoy so much today. Loggers, fishermen... Read More
Garden-Party-11-001-w Garden Luncheon 2014 - The 2014 Garden Luncheon at the home of Pat Reser was a success! Many thanks to all those who attended this event in support of the museum, and a special thank you to award-winning poet Elizabeth Woody, who was this year’s guest speaker.  We are grateful to Pat Reser for opening her lovely gardens to us and to... Read More
Front of old historic building. Mid-Summer 2014 Update - Hello members and guests, This past Saturday, July 19th, Restore Oregon held a sold out house tour and picnic at the original 1848 pioneer homestead of Silas J. Beeks. The property had been previously excavated in 1984 by archaeologist, Melissa Darby. Recently threatened with destruction, the property was generously bought by an anonymous buyer, who... Read More
row-1-GIF-800x600 NEW Spring 2014 Update! - Hello from our PCC Rock Creek storage and archives! First and most importantly, today is the 6th of June, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. On that decisive morning, over 160,000 Allied troops, from over 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft in support, stormed up the beaches and fought their way into... Read More
5 EPattersonPetty- Web Size A Summer Wrapped in Quilts EXTENDED! - The Quilt Show has been so popular we’re extending it through the end of September!  “Timeless Stitches” features historic quilts from our collection paired with contemporary quilts of the same design.  Our oldest quilt hanging dates from 1860 and is truly a treasure! Through the end of the show, featured quilts from Washington County Quilters... Read More