Archive for Exhibit

Local Story: Bertony Faustin

Celebrate Black History Month with a Local Story event and film screening by Bertony Faustin at the Abbey Creek Vineyard, Oregon’s first black-owned winery. Bertony will talk about his life and passion for wine making and host a special screening of his documentary, “Red, White and Black”, about minority winemakers in the state. Read about the… Read More

Free Family Morning – Women’s History!

Celebrate Women’s History and learn about the locals who have contributed to this dynamic region on March 10th from 10am to 1pm at the monthly Free Family Morning event! You can expect good times with hands-on activities, games, and crafts for children to enjoy and take home. Bring the entire family to the museum to celebrate Women,… 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

Hillsboro icon back in action!

Thanks to the generosity of Linda and Wayne Gisel who donated this historic conestoga wagon replica to the Washington County Museum. It had been carefully disassembled last September before we moved to PCC Rock Creek, then stored in our climate controlled facility, and finally reassembled by a magnificent crew of volunteers and staff this morning…. Read More

Special Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center

The Washington County Museum is proud to be a part of a new collaborative exhibition featuring 13 other organizations entitled, “Arrival: Stories of Migration, Immigration and Journeys in the Mid-Willamette Valley.” We have contributed a condensed version of the exhibit, “Americans-All: The Bracero Program in Washington County,” about skilled Mexican laborers who traveled to Oregon… Read More

Thanks to you!

The museum is honored to have the generous support of the Oregon International Air Show in support of Free Family Mornings in the 2018-2019 year. Here’s museum director, Pam Vorachek, after receiving a giant check at today’s grant award ceremony hosted by Standard TV & Appliance in Beaverton, OR. We would also like to thank… Read More

Ladies of the Valley: Part II (1910 – 1950)

Join us on October 25th for the opening of Ladies of the Valley: Part II (1910 – 1950). This exhibit is a follow up to Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860 – 1910) that was on display from March to September 1st, 2017. This exhibit will highlight local women as they won the vote… Read More

Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley

We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” has been permanently installed at our facility in Rock Creek! With many original artifacts on loan from local collector Bill Racine, this display aims to teach visitors about the history of logging in Washington County, from the first pioneers to railroading to gas powered… 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

Free Family Morning – International New Year!

Ever wondered how people celebrate the New Year in other countries? Well, come on down to the museum for Free Family Morning on January 13th from 10am to 1pm to join the fun! There will be a number of hands-on activities, games, and crafts for children to enjoy and take home. Bring the entire family to… Read More