Heritage Gala

There is not going to be a Heritage Gala in 2018, however, the museum still needs your support. Please visit the Support page to see a list of ways to engage.


Past Gala Events


Join us for a wild western night of fun, food and entertainment to benefit the cultural and educational activities of the Washington County Museum.

The annual Heritage Gala will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the NW Events Center in Hillsboro.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar reception that includes a silent auction and square dancing called by Janienne Alexander of the Tualatin Timber Squares.   The main events of the evening include dinner catered by Reser’s Fine Food, dessert courtesy of Beaverton Bakery, live country-western music by The SlimJims and a comedy performance by Bag &  Baggage Theater.   Miss Oregon 2016 Alexis Mather will continue the tradition by serving as Master of Ceremonies.

Bobsy GrahamThe highlight of the evening is the awards presentation, which includes the Washington County Museum’s highest honor – The Heart of Washington County Award.  This year’s recipient is A. Jane “Bobsy” Graham.  Bobsy has been a patron of the museum for many years, and a major supporter of cultural activities throughout the region.





The 2017  Heritage Gala is made possible by the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor Reser’s Fine Foods, as well as our Heritage Partners like CIDA Architects and CF Plastics.  There are additional opportunities for businesses, individuals and public agencies to participate as event sponsors and table hosts, so download the WCM Gala Sponsor Packet 2017 for more information. Businesses or individuals who would like to contribute an item to the auctions can download, complete and return the auction-donation-form-2017.  Tickets are $80 for a single or $140 for a couple.  Purchase your tickets today on the secure event registration page.   Registration deadline is Friday, February  10, 2017 at Noon.

This adults-only (ages 21 years and older) event will be held at the NW Events & Environments Center, which is located at 2900 NW 229th Street,  Hillsboro, OR 97124.    Please call 1.503.645.5353 or email Info@WashingtonCountyMuseum.org for additional information.
image2Alexis Mather
Miss Oregon 2016


 The SlimJims
Country-Western Band
 Janienne Alexander
Square Dance Caller





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