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You’re Invited: “This IS Kalapuya Land” Opening Reception August 15th

Member Preview: 5pm to 6pm. Remarks from the Guest Curator and introduction to the artists. Public Reception: 6pm to 8pm. Performance and refreshments. What happens when a museum known for pioneer history turns over curatorial authority to a young Indigenous Guest Curator? For Washington County Museum, the result is a bold self-critical exhibit about the… Read More

We’re Hiring! Application period now open for Cultural Resources Manager

The Cultural Resources Manager ensures that the museum’s cultural resources/collections are well cared for, organized, and accessible for the benefit of the community. We are accepting applications until 5pm on September 16, 2019. Click here for details!

Introducing Guest Curator Steph Littlebird Fogel

The Washington County Museum is taking a new approach to creating their seasonal exhibits. They are inviting experts from the community to bring fresh perspectives as Guest Curators. This exciting new program is still under development, but is having a soft launch this summer with their first Guest Curator, Steph Littlebird Fogel. Fogel will create… Read More

New Co-Directors strengthen leadership and inclusion

The Washington County Museum is thrilled to announce new Co-Directors, Molly Alloy and Nathanael Andreini. The Co-Directorship model advances the museum’s more collaborative direction and doubles the energy devoted to stabilizing and refreshing the independent non-profit’s work. Alloy and Andreini share a dedication to protecting the museum’s vast collections and archives while integrating arts, equity… Read More

Rummage Sale: Great deals for a great cause!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm At Washington County Museum: 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229 Come find a bargain, see the museum, and support history and culture in your community! The Washington County Museum is having a rummage sale to get rid of some old stuff – don’t worry,… Read More

FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Create your own cyanotype print with artist Robin Cone-Murakami

Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 10am – 1pm Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR, 97229 Learn to create one-of-a-kind handmade cyanotype prints! Developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype is a camera-less photographic printing process that uses a light sensitive emulsion to create… Read More

Special exhibit, AgriCulture, closes June 8th

The Washington County Museum’s seasonal exhibit, AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley, will be open to the public until Saturday, June 8th – don’t miss your chance to see it! Visitors to this dynamic, colorful exhibit will be able to touch, hear, see and learn about agriculture and the many ways it… Read More

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

Free Family Mornings: Explore sound art with Kevin Holden

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 10am – 1pm At Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR, 97229 Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by a… Read More

Artists bring a fresh perspective to Washington County Museum’s interactive family learning series!

Roll up your sleeves and join in some playful family workshops presented by Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed interactive workshop. Museum entrance is always free during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits. The Free Family Mornings series has become a… Read More