Archive for Lectures

*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

Special Lecture at Tualatin Historical Society– September 7

Join us for a special lecture titled, “Chop Suey for All: Chinese Cooks in Oregon” presented by local historian Richard Engeman. This talk is a joint event hosted by Washington County Museum and the Tualatin Historical Society as part of the Oregon Historical Society’s 2016 Chinese Oregon Speakers Series. Please note, this lecture will take… Read More

Crossroads Lecture–May 18

Join us for a talk on the Tualatin Indians, their use of Wappato lake and legends of the lake by David Lewis at 7 p.m. on May 18th. About the Talk The Tualatin Kalapuya Indians will be the highlight as Dr. Lewis will discuss their culture, territory and lifeways. Some of the Tualatin Chiefs will… Read More

History While You Sip– June 2

Join guest speaker Ken Bilderback as he explores the history of alcohol in Washington County with a talk titled, “Wine & Whiskey in the Wild West” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Plum Hill Vineyards near Gaston. More about the presentation: Alcohol has played a central role in the Tualatin Valley since American settlers… Read More

Crossroads Lecture–February 17

“Is Oregon Ready for the Big One: Oregon’s Past and Future Earthquakes” Still unsure about earthquakes in Oregon and what the “Big One” really means? Join us on February 17 for an informative lecture by Scott F Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University. In the… Read More

Crossroads Lecture- November 4: Gender and Justice in Washington County with Ken & Kris Bilderback

Gender has played a central role in criminal justice since Oregon was just a territory. Even long after Oregon became a state, women were considered to be the property of men and were not allowed to vote or to serve on a jury. Local authors Ken and Kris Bilderback will explore how gender has influenced… Read More