LOCAL STORY: June A. Reynolds

Please join us on Saturday, September 23 at 11:00am to learn about writing local history from author and historian, June A. Reynolds. Thinking and writing with a sense of time and place, June will lead the audience through her journey writing three books on Sherwood history from pre-history into the 1950s, as well as her… Read More

Silicon Forest in Washington County

Innovation is the core concept of this new exhibit at the Washington County Museum. The Silicon Forest in Washington County exhibit showcases the extraordinary infusion of invention and knowledge that made high tech a powerhouse in this region. After exploring some of the key innovations, this exhibit will also challenge visitors to think about Washington… 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

Free Family Morning – End-of-School Party: Build Your Own Book!

What: Writing Workshop for All Ages! When: Saturday, June 10, from 10am to 1pm (Join a 1-Hour Writing Workshop at 10:30am or 11:45am) Why: Because your story is important! Where: Washington County Museum, 120 E Main St. Hillsboro, OR 97123 Is there a story hiding inside you? Come on down to the Washington County Museum… Read More

Author Series: Ken & Kris Bilderback

Who: Ken & Kris Bilderback When: May 20, 2017 – 12:00 PM -1:00 PM Where: Washington County Museum – Downtown Hillsboro Friends of the Museum and established Gaston resident-historians Ken and Kris Bilderback will be f eatured in our May installment of the Local Author Series here at the Museum. With the perfect blend of… Read More

Free Family Morning – Turn-of-the-Century Fashion & Fun

Come see us on Saturday, May 13 to learn about turn-of-the-century fashion and clothing in the Tualatin Valley! Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities such as designing historic costumes, sewing buttons, making paper dolls, and learning how to analyze historic photo documentation from the Victorian era. This event is provided in conjunction with our current… Read More

Exhibit: Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860 – 1910)

This new exhibit features artifacts from our collection including women’s clothing and accessories, sewing machines, beautiful photos and paintings of local women, old advertisements and much more. Discover what it was like to live as a Tualatin Valley lady during the Victorian Era! This exhibit runs until September 1st, 2017. Visit the Washington County Museum… Read More

Free Family Morning: April 8

To celebrate World Health Day and combat depression, the Washington County Museum invites the whole family to engage in physical activities and learn how exercise can reduce anxiety and improve mood. Students from the Health and Science School in Beaverton will host exciting demos and activities to help boost energy and morale. Experts have known… Read More

Free Family Morning: March 11

Enjoy a Native American craft event facilitated by Stephanie Wood, a Grand Ronde Tribal Member. She will teach us how to work with tule to make traditional duck decoys, which were used in duck hunting across many tribes. She will also teach us the traditions of creating cedar cordage, which is the first step in… Read More