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Free Family Morning – World Health Day!

Join us for an active morning at the museum as we celebrate World Health Day. Students from the Health & Science School in Beaverton will be leading activities for all age groups. Bring the entire family to the museum to enjoy Health Day, meet other families, and explore museum exhibits! #healthforall When: Saturday, April 14, from 10am… Read More

Local Story: Jiseon Lee Isbara

Join us for a Local Story event on August 16th presented by South Korean artist Jiseon Lee Isbara. Amplified by her experience as a first generation immigrant, she engages with socially charged dialogue through the accumulated aesthetics, materials and processes she has garnered as an emigrant from her native culture. Through her artwork, Jiseon questions… Read More

We’re hiring!

Are you a person who likes challenges and developing new ideas?  Are you connected to and ready to promote to a broad audience, especially to people of color and historically underserved communities? As the Washington County Museum marketing professional, you’ll be working with a team of passionate (non-marketing) professionals who generate a number of services/programs… 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

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

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

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

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