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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 duck decoys and cedar bark to make cordage (rope). Watch this space for more details. When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 10:00 Am t0 1:00 PM Where: Washington County Museum – Exhibitions… 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

Free Family Morning-November 12

Celebrate India with Bollywood Movez dance school! Mini dance workshops will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Crafts and henna tattoos will occur throughout event. Free Family Mornings occur the second Saturday of each month, September- May from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Event Date: Saturday, November 12 Event Times: 10:00 a.m. -1… Read More

*Cancelled* Workshop-November 12

Learn needle felting from textile artist Pamela Miller! Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with special, barbed needles. Piercing the wool over and over again meshes the wool fibers together, creating a firm, textile object. Once you learn some basic techniques, needle felting is really quite easy! Participants at this workshop will receive… Read More

Crossroads Lecture-November 16

Rick Thompson, President of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, will present a talk titled, “Lake Missoula Flood in Your Backyard.” Rick will give an overview of what caused Glacial Lake Missoula, trace its path across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge, and then focus on the effects of… Read More