Archive for Lectures

Shaping Land and Lives, Kalapuyan Cultural Practices A conversation with scholar David Lewis, PhD.

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm At Washington County Museum: 17677 NW Springville Road Portland, OR 97229 Washington County Museum invites you to an intimate conversation with David Lewis, PhD. Lewis is an esteemed local author, Native American historian, ethnohistory consultant, anthropologist, and teacher. Lewis will share his knowledge of the… Read More

Local Story: Irina Boboia

April 11th, 2019 The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton Local Story is a nomadic public program created to raise awareness about the diversity of people who contribute to the living history of this remarkable region. The program comprises a series of individual events organized in direct collaboration with community members, all of which… Read More

Growth in the Tualatin Valley: South-West Corridor, A community discussion

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm At the Broadway Rose Theatre: 12850 SW Grant Avenue Tigard, OR 97223   The Washington County Museum presents a panel discussion with local experts who delve into the complex topic of growth. Part of a discussion series held at locations around the county, the theme was chosen… Read More

Panel Discussion in conjunction with AgriCulture exhibit and PCC Rock Creek’s Semana de la Raza

April 26th, 2019 11am to 1:30pm 17677 NW Springville Rd., Building 5, Room 122 The Washington County Museum is excited to present a panel conversation with esteemed community members Evangelina Sanchez, Hector Hinojosa and José Jaime in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, AgriCulture: Shaping Land & Lives in the Tualatin Valley, and Semana de la… 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

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

Author Series: Mary Jo Morelli – February 25

  Our celebration of all things Forest Grove continues with our next local author series featuring established Forest Grove historian and long time friend of the Museum, Mary Jo Morelli.  Using historic photographs with detailed captions, Morelli’s book tells a comprehensive history of Forest Grove, starting with the first European settlers, all the way to the… Read More

Author Series: Mitch Greenlick – January 21

The Museum is pleased to announce that our first local author featured in 2017 will be will be state representative, Mitch Greenlick.  Greenlick moved to Portland in 1964 to start and eventually direct the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.  He was also named Vice President of Kaiser Foundation Hospital in 1981.  Starting in 1990, Greenlick served as… 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

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