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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

Free Family Morning – End-of-School Party: Build Your Own Book!

What: Writing Workshop for All Ages! When: Saturday, June 10, from 10am to 1pm (Join a 1-Hour Writing Workshop at 10:30am or 11:45am) Why: Because your story is important! Where: Washington County Museum, 120 E Main St. Hillsboro, OR 97123 Is there a story hiding inside you? Come on down to the Washington County Museum… Read More

Free Family Morning – Turn-of-the-Century Fashion & Fun

Come see us on Saturday, May 13 to learn about turn-of-the-century fashion and clothing in the Tualatin Valley! Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities such as designing historic costumes, sewing buttons, making paper dolls, and learning how to analyze historic photo documentation from the Victorian era. This event is provided in conjunction with our current… Read More

Exhibit: Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860 – 1910)

This new exhibit features artifacts from our collection including women’s clothing and accessories, sewing machines, beautiful photos and paintings of local women, old advertisements and much more. Discover what it was like to live as a Tualatin Valley lady during the Victorian Era! This exhibit runs until September 1st, 2017. Visit the Washington County Museum… Read More

PCC Rock Creek Campus will celebrate its 40th Birthday!

PCC Rock Creek Campus celebrates its 40th Birthday! When Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus opened in 1976, the Bethany area was mostly open fields and farm land. Naysayers doubted the college would  thrive or grow much past its expected enrollment capacity of 2,500 students.  While many voiced their opposition to the purchase of the… Read More

Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley

We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” is our new permanent exhibit, sponsored by Stimson Lumber Company! 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

Educators’ Night Out — January 26

Each year we host a Happy Hour specifically for teachers in Washington County to visit our gallery space and learn about museum resources available for teachers and students. This year’s Educators’ Night Out will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this event here. To ensure there is enough… Read More

Special 2016 Holiday Hours

Please be aware that the Museum has an adjusted schedule through the 2016 holidays. Closed: Thursday 11/24 for Thanksgiving Open: Monday 12/19- Friday 12/23 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed: Saturday 12/24 for Christmas Eve Open: Monday 12/26- Friday 12/30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Open: Saturday, 12/31 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (early closure… Read More

Free Family Morning– December 10

Timber! Explore the Museum’s exhibit “Timber in the Tualatin Valley.” Learn logging camp lingo, make a forest craft to take home, and local Storyteller Emmy Blue will tell tales of the Enchanted Forest at 11 a.m. More about the Performer Children’s author and storyteller Emmy Blue tells original tales and legends about the magical creatures… Read More

Author Series: Flamur Vehapi – November 26

A big thank you to everyone who came out in October to be a part of our very first author event, and helping to make it a success.  For this month’s author, we will be featuring a relatively new Washington County resident.  Flamur Vehapi was born in Kosova,where he was later exiled by the brutal… Read More