Museum News and Updates

hikingfromportland Author Talk: James Thayer - Author Series – October 29 – Join us on Saturday afternoon for our brand new series where we will be hosting a new local author every month to come in and present on a topic related to their upcoming book, then give you a chance to ask him or her any questions you might have.... Read More
Boy Scout Merit Badges. *Canceled* Scout Morning-November 5 - Due to low enrollement we have cancelled our Scout Morning on November 5. Please check back for updates! General Description: 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... 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
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