Archive for Lectures

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

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