Archive for Education

Call for student drawings!

The Washington County Museum is accepting submissions from local students in 5th through 12th grades for drawings to be included in an upcoming museum exhibit about Agriculture in the Tualatin Valley. This exhibit will explore both historical and modern agricultural contexts as well as the communities of people associated with various crops and locations throughout… Read More

Local Story: Jiseon Lee Isbara

Join us for a Local Story event on August 16th presented by South Korean artist Jiseon Lee Isbara. Amplified by her experience as a first generation immigrant, she engages with socially charged dialogue through the accumulated aesthetics, materials and processes she has garnered as an emigrant from her native culture. Through her artwork, Jiseon questions… Read More

Free Family Morning – Family Writing Workshop!

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 the world to see! Your story can be anything from a favorite childhood memory to pirate adventure to a cupcake mystery to… Read More

Crucial Conversations – Paul Susi

Conversation facilitator and activist Paul Susi will lead a discussion on the question, “Does higher education matter?” Facilitator Susi is an educator, arts administrator and a performing artist. He has worked as a youth counselor and an educator at several Portland nonprofit organizations serving homeless, recovering, post-incarcerated and adjudicated populations. He was recently named artistic… Read More

Free Family Morning – Traditional Storytelling!

Join us for a special storytelling event hosted by Ed Edmo on Saturday, May 12th from 10 AM to 11 AM as we celebrate Native American culture. Ed Edmo is a Native American with Shoshone-Bannock-Nez Perce tribal affiliation and is an acclaimed poet, performer, traditional storyteller and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture. We hope you… Read More

Book signing at the museum on May 15

Are you a newcomer to the area or an established resident interested in local history? We invite you to the Washington County Museum to meet local author, Don Nelson, who has done extensive research and photography in and around Bethany. Don will give a short presentation about the history of this area and will be… Read More

Free Family Morning – World Health Day!

Join us for an active morning at the museum as we celebrate World Health Day. Students from the Health & Science School in Beaverton will be leading activities for all age groups. Bring the entire family to the museum to enjoy Health Day, meet other families, and explore museum exhibits! #healthforall When: Saturday, April 14, from 10am… Read More

Local Story: Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo

In partnership with Oregon Humanities, the Washington County Museum hosts a facilitated conversation exploring religious difference in Oregon. Writer and former chaplain Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo will lead participants in examining the tools we use to talk about religion without dismissing others’ beliefs or flattening the beautiful and sometimes harrowing complexities of our experiences. Elizabeth has created extensive curricula… Read More

Free Family Morning – Women’s History!

Celebrate Women’s History and learn about FEMALE INVENTORS! Learn to invent something new and impress your parents and friends on March 10th from 10am to 1pm at the Free Family Morning event! You can expect lots of good times with hands-on activities, games, and crafts for children to enjoy and take home. Bring the entire… Read More

Free Family Morning – Oregon’s Birthday!

It’s time to celebrate Oregon’s birthday and relish in some of our state’s unique features. For example, did you know that the Oregon state flag is the only flag in the United States that has an image on the backside? You’ll have to come to Free Family Morning on February 10th from 10am to 1pm to… Read More