Author Archive for Aaron Racicot

Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley

We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” has been permanently installed at our facility in Rock Creek! 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

Author Series: Richard Thompson – March 18th

As we chug along into March, it’s time to reveal our next featured Author: Richard Thompson.   Come along on a journey to Cherry Grove with Mr. Thompson as your conductor!  As an established rail historian in the Pacific North West, Thompson has already published several books on train and street car travel in Portland and… Read More

PCC Rock Creek Campus will celebrate its 40th Birthday!

PCC Rock Creek Campus celebrates its 40th Birthday! When Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus opened in 1976, the Bethany area was mostly open fields and farm land. Naysayers doubted the college would  thrive or grow much past its expected enrollment capacity of 2,500 students.  While many voiced their opposition to the purchase of the… Read More

Author Series: Mary Jo Morelli – February 25

  Our celebration of all things Forest Grove continues with our next local author series featuring established Forest Grove historian and long time friend of the Museum, Mary Jo Morelli.  Using historic photographs with detailed captions, Morelli’s book tells a comprehensive history of Forest Grove, starting with the first European settlers, all the way to the… Read More

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

Author Series: Flamur Vehapi – November 26

A big thank you to everyone who came out in October to be a part of our very first author event, and helping to make it a success.  For this month’s author, we will be featuring a relatively new Washington County resident.  Flamur Vehapi was born in Kosova,where he was later exiled by the brutal… Read More

Travelling Exhibit Now on Display

“150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making”: Oregon’s landscape has a long history — geological processes have been building the state’s landscape for more than 150 million years! This exhibit illustrates how geology crafted Oregon’s landscape and natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens. The most… Read More

Author Series: James Thayer – 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. Our first author is  hiker, blogger,… Read More

*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

Free Family Morning-November 12

Celebrate India with Bollywood Movez dance school! Mini dance workshops will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 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