Archive for Special Events

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

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

FREE – Discussion About Recipes & Community!

Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community Join us on November 16th for a delicious bowl of soup and a lively discussion about recipes, history and community building. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities, the Washington County Museum has partnered with the Fresh Thyme Soup Company in Beaverton to host this fun and free… Read More

Garden Party – July 12, 2017

  The social event of the summer! Once a year, members and friends of the Washington County Museum get an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Reser Family’s garden and delicious cuisine provided by Reser Fine Foods.  The 2017 Garden Party will be held on Wednesday, July 12th. Each past luncheons have featured nationally… Read More

Public Forums: Listening and Visioning the Future

For over 60 years the Washington County Museum has helped preserve the region’s history, educated future generations about our rich heritage and led the way as we explore what makes your community such a great place to live, work and play. You can help us create a vibrant future for your Museum by giving just… Read More

*Cancelled* Workshop-November 12

Learn needle felting from textile artist Pamela Miller! Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with special, barbed needles. Piercing the wool over and over again meshes the wool fibers together, creating a firm, textile object. Once you learn some basic techniques, needle felting is really quite easy! Participants at this workshop will receive… Read More

Museum After Dark (21+)-October 20

Museum After Dark is a Happy Hour like no other, designed for adult learners to have fun at the Museum! Join us for our annual Halloween-themed Museum After Dark (21+)! Historian Oscar Hult will portray a mid-nineteenth century embalmer as he describes the embalming techniques used during the time period. Victorian mourning rituals will make… Read More

Miss Oregon will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Museum’s 25th Annual Gala

The Gala Committee is pleased to announce that Miss Oregon will be the Master of Ceremonies at Washington County Museum’s Annual Gala. Miss Oregon 2015, Ali Wallace, is a native Oregonian and formerly Miss Portland 2015. Her platform is Traumatic Brain Injury Education and Awareness, and her talent is dance. She currently studies Film at… Read More

Tickets now available for 25th Annual Gala Presented by Reser’s Fine Foods

This year marks Washington County Museum’s 25th annual Gala sponsored by Reser’s Fine Foods! The event will take place on October 10, 2015 at NW Events in Hillsboro and feature a formal dinner and live and silent auctions. Award-winning vocalist and song writer Curtis Salgado will provide entertainment for a lively evening of dancing. We… Read More

Only 25 Tickets Left for Garden Luncheon!

The annual Garden Luncheon is July 14! Only 25 tickets remain for this yearly event benefiting Museum programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us at the home of Pat Reser for a delicious lunch, a stroll through her beautiful gardens, and the opportunity to hear from our guest speaker, Laika Entertainment’s Mark Shapiro. Don’t… Read More