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mitch-greenlick-book-cover-jpeg Author Series: Mitch Greenlick – January 21 - The Museum is pleased to announce that our first local author featured in 2017 will be will be state representative, Mitch Greenlick.  Greenlick moved to Portland in 1964 to start and eventually direct the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.  He was also named Vice President of Kaiser Foundation Hospital in 1981.  Starting in 1990, Greenlick served as... Read More
Free-Family-Day-generic *Rescheduled* Free Family Morning - Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 11. Join the Washington County Museum as we celebrate the New Year by learning how different cultures throughout the region mark their celebrations. Participate in hands-on activities, crafts, and games and interact with members from the Ukrainian-American Cultural Association and the Hope Chinese Charter School. Come explore unique... Read More
Public Forums: Listening and Visioning the Future - For over 60 years the Washington County Museum has helped preserve the region’s history, educated future generations about our rich heritage and led the way as we explore what makes your community such a great place to live, work and play. You can help us create a vibrant future for your Museum by giving just... Read More
title New Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley - We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” is our new permanent exhibit, sponsored by Stimson Lumber Company! With many original artifacts on loan from local collector Bill Racine, this display aims to teach visitors about the history of logging in Washington County, from the first pioneers to railroading to gas powered... Read More
Teachers standing in front of information tables in Museum gallery at Washington County Museum. Educators’ Night Out — January 26 - Each year we host a Happy Hour specifically for teachers in Washington County to visit our gallery space and learn about museum resources available for teachers and students. This year’s Educators’ Night Out will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this event here. To ensure there is enough... Read More
Special 2016 Holiday Hours - Please be aware that the Museum has an adjusted schedule through the 2016 holidays. Closed: Thursday 11/24 for Thanksgiving Open: Monday 12/19- Friday 12/23 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed: Saturday 12/24 for Christmas Eve Open: Monday 12/26- Friday 12/30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Open: Saturday, 12/31 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (early closure... Read More
Emmy Blue, northwest storyteller. Free Family Morning– December 10 - Timber! Explore the Museum’s exhibit “Timber in the Tualatin Valley.” Learn logging camp lingo, make a forest craft to take home, and local Storyteller Emmy Blue will tell tales of the Enchanted Forest at 11 a.m. More about the Performer Children’s author and storyteller Emmy Blue tells original tales and legends about the magical creatures... Read More