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Free Family Morning – Family Writing Workshop!

Is there a story hiding inside you? Come on down to the Washington County Museum and learn how to pull that idea out, give it a shine, and put it on display for the world to see! Your story can be anything from a favorite childhood memory to pirate adventure to a cupcake mystery to… Read More

Crucial Conversations – Paul Susi

Conversation facilitator and activist Paul Susi will lead a discussion on the question, “Does higher education matter?” Facilitator Susi is an educator, arts administrator and a performing artist. He has worked as a youth counselor and an educator at several Portland nonprofit organizations serving homeless, recovering, post-incarcerated and adjudicated populations. He was recently named artistic… Read More

Call for student drawings!

The Washington County Museum is accepting submissions from local students in 5th through 12th grades for drawings to be included in an upcoming museum exhibit about Agriculture in the Tualatin Valley. This exhibit will explore both historical and modern agricultural contexts as well as the communities of people associated with various crops and locations throughout… 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

Free Family Morning – Traditional Storytelling!

Join us for a special storytelling event hosted by Ed Edmo on Saturday, May 12th from 10 AM to 11 AM as we celebrate Native American culture. Ed Edmo is a Native American with Shoshone-Bannock-Nez Perce tribal affiliation and is an acclaimed poet, performer, traditional storyteller and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture. We hope you… Read More

Exhibit Opening– August 24

“Oregon’s Landmark Legislation” will be on display from August 24- October 22. Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising, and implementing laws shaping the quality of life of its citizens. While Oregon’s innovations have evoked controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations. This traveling exhibit highlights groundbreaking legislation that… Read More

Camas Season!

April & May are Camas Season! Camas (Camassia quamash) is a native plant that grows in moist meadows, emerging in early spring. Camas grows to a height of 12 to 50 inches, varying in color from pale lilac or white to deep purple or blue-violet. In addition to its beauty, the camas plant was an… Read More