Author Archive for Molly Alloy

New exhibit, AgriCulture, now open!

The Washington County Museum is excited to announce a new exhibit, AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley, which will be open to the public from September 27th, 2018 through spring 2019. Visitors to this dynamic, colorful exhibit will be able to touch, hear, see and learn about agriculture and the many ways… Read More

Free Family Mornings: Make your own JoyBot with artist Gary Hirsch

Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 1pm: Gary Hirsch Artist, creator of JoyBots Create a teeny personal robot that can go everywhere with you to protect, defend, and give outrageous compliments.   Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a… Read More

Public Discussion Event: Growth in the Tualatin Valley, Forest Grove

Washington County Museum’s Crossroads Lecture Series presents Growth in the Tualatin Valley: Forest Grove October 4th, 4pm-6pm Forest Grove Community Auditorium 1915 Main Street Forest Grove, OR 97116 FREE and open to the public The Washington County Museum teams up with county officials, authors, historians, and residents to host a series of conversations about growth… Read More

Take a hayride to the museum!

Harvest Festival PCC Rock Creek’s annual autumnal celebration includes free pumpkins, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, music, children’s arts and crafts, Learning Garden tours and more! And this year for the first time Washington County Museum will be a stop on the hayride tour, so you can come see the exciting new AgriCulture exhibit… Read More

A talk with Michael McCloskey, author of “A Glimpse Into History”

We invite you to a special evening with award-winning author Michael McCloskey. He will speak about his newest book, A Glimpse into History, which revisits the words of prominent figures in Oregon’s history who called for the conservation of nature in this beautiful green state. “Adding to his previous studies of Oregon’s environmental history, Mike… Read More

FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Delivering a Great Story with Comedian Mel Heywood

The Washington County Museum kicks off another season of the Free Family Mornings series with a workshop led by local comedian Mel Heywood! This all-ages, participatory workshop will create a collaborative, supportive environment where participants can learn the basics of doing stand-up comedy through stage movement, writing exercises and voice work. Learn how to deliver… Read More

Steampunk: An Art Invitational

Experience a fantastical world where Victorian era art and technology merge with the limitless imagination of regional artists! The Washington County museum is opening a new exhibit for the summer called Steampunk: An Art Invitational, which will be open from Thursday, July 12th through Thursday, August 30th and includes two exciting public events. The kickoff celebration… Read More

Garden Party Luncheon 2018

Join us! For a Garden Party Luncheon: A benefit for the Washington County Museum on July 11th, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:45 Enjoy: Hors d’oeuvres & Lunch History & Inspiration at the home of Pat Reser & Bill Westphal 8080 SW 175th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97007 THIS YEAR’S ESTEEMED SPEAKER: Transformation — in a nutshell, that’s the core message… Read More