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Free Family Morning: April 8

To celebrate World Health Day and combat depression, the Washington County Museum invites the whole family to engage in physical activities and learn how exercise can reduce anxiety and improve mood. Students from the Health and Science School in Beaverton will host exciting demos and activities to help boost energy and morale. Experts have known… Read More

Author Series: Richard Thompson – March 18th

As we chug along into March, it’s time to reveal our next featured Author: Richard Thompson.   Come along on a journey to Cherry Grove with Mr. Thompson as your conductor!  As an established rail historian in the Pacific North West, Thompson has already published several books on train and street car travel in Portland and… Read More

New 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

Author Series: Mary Jo Morelli – February 25

  Our celebration of all things Forest Grove continues with our next local author series featuring established Forest Grove historian and long time friend of the Museum, Mary Jo Morelli.  Using historic photographs with detailed captions, Morelli’s book tells a comprehensive history of Forest Grove, starting with the first European settlers, all the way to the… 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

Free Family Morning: February 11

Join the Washington County Museum as we celebrate the New Year by learning how different cultures throughout the region mark their celebrations. Participate in hands-on activities, crafts, and games and interact with members from the Pacific University Deutsch Club, Ukrainian-American Cultural Association, Pacific University French Club, and the Hope Chinese Charter School. Come explore unique traditions and celebrate the diversity… Read More

Author Series: Mitch Greenlick – January 21

The Museum is pleased to announce that our first local author featured in 2017 will be will be state representative, Mitch Greenlick.  Greenlick moved to Portland in 1964 to start and eventually direct the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.  He was also named Vice President of Kaiser Foundation Hospital in 1981.  Starting in 1990, Greenlick served as… 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