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

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

Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley

We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” is our new permanent exhibit, sponsored by Stimson Lumber Company! 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