Archive for Education

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

When: Saturday, June 10, from 10am to 1pm Why: Good times! 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 and learn how to pull that idea out, give it a shine, and put it on display for… 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

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

Free Family Morning: February 11

Join the Washington County Museum as we celebrate the New Year by learning how different cultures throughout the region mark their celebrations. Participate in hands-on activities, crafts, and games and interact with members from the Pacific University Deutsch Club, Ukrainian-American Cultural Association, Pacific University French Club, and the Hope Chinese Charter School. Come explore unique traditions and celebrate the diversity… Read More

Educators’ Night Out — January 26

Each year we host a Happy Hour specifically for teachers in Washington County to visit our gallery space and learn about museum resources available for teachers and students. This year’s Educators’ Night Out will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this event here. To ensure there is enough… Read More

Free Family Morning– December 10

Timber! Explore the Museum’s exhibit “Timber in the Tualatin Valley.” Learn logging camp lingo, make a forest craft to take home, and local Storyteller Emmy Blue will tell tales of the Enchanted Forest at 11 a.m. More about the Performer Children’s author and storyteller Emmy Blue tells original tales and legends about the magical creatures… 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

*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

*Rescheduled* History Talk– November 5

This program is a rescheduled talk from our August Crossroads Lecture. Join us for a lecture titled, “The Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files” by Patricia Hackett Nicola on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States from 1882-1943. The National Archives branch in Seattle holds… Read More