Free Family Morning – Timber!

Want to perfect your log-rolling skills? Come to the museum on Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 1pm to learn about one of Oregon’s most dangerous and dirty jobs: Logging! You can sit in a logging cookhouse, learn logger lingo, practice rolling logs across the museum floor, and make some forest-inspired paper crafts that you… Read More

A Reflection on Stone Soup

Article by Irene Reskin What comes to your mind when you think of recipes? Are there special memories that come back to you of beloved friends, favorite family members, or happy stories from your past? On November 16th a baker’s dozen of people gathered at Fresh Thyme Soup Company in Beaverton to share a bowl… Read More

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

Ladies of the Valley: Part II (1910 – 1950)

Join us on October 25th for the opening of Ladies of the Valley: Part II (1910 – 1950). This exhibit is a follow up to Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860 – 1910) that was on display from March to September 1st, 2017. This exhibit will highlight local women as they won the vote… Read More

FREE – Discussion About Recipes & Community!

Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community Join us on November 16th for a delicious bowl of soup and a lively discussion about recipes, history and community building. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities, the Washington County Museum has partnered with the Fresh Thyme Soup Company in Beaverton to host this fun and free… Read More

Museum After Dark: If These Walls Could Talk

October 26, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Washington County Museum presents, “If These Walls Could Talk”. Join us for an evening of ghost hunting, workshops, and storytelling as we hear what paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during recent investigations. At least two men were known to have… Read More

Free Family Morning – Veterans Appreciation Day

Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 10am to 1pm to celebrate Veterans Day.  We will be drawing pictures and writing letters to our local veterans. Come enjoy arts and crafts at the museum and take a look at two new exhibitions: Timber in the Tualatin Valley & Ladies of the Valley Part II: 1910… Read More

Free Family Morning – Quake Up!

We can’t control when earthquakes happen, but we can certainly control how prepared we are for them. Are you aware of your specific needs following a major earthquake? Do you know what your neighbors will need? Come to the Washington County Museum & Hillsboro Farmers’ Market on October 7th to educate yourself about earthquake preparedness… Read More

On-to Hillsboro Centennial Celebration

In 1959, the State of Oregon celebrated its 100th anniversary. Part of the year-long celebration included the On-To-Oregon Cavalcade. The idea was to reenact a wagon train traveling the entire Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri, to Independence, Oregon. Seven wagons were sponsored by five towns and two counties in Oregon: Drain, Hillsboro, Independence, Jackson County,… Read More

Garden Party – July 12, 2017

  The social event of the summer! Once a year, members and friends of the Washington County Museum get an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Reser Family’s garden and delicious cuisine provided by Reser Fine Foods.  The 2017 Garden Party will be held on Wednesday, July 12th. Each past luncheons have featured nationally… Read More