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Free Family Morning – Timber!

Want to perfect your log-rolling skills? Come to the museum on Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 1pm to learn about one of Oregon’s most dangerous and dirty jobs: Logging! You can sit in a logging cookhouse, learn logger lingo, practice rolling logs across the museum floor, and make some forest-inspired paper crafts that you… Read More

A Reflection on Stone Soup

Article by Irene Reskin What comes to your mind when you think of recipes? Are there special memories that come back to you of beloved friends, favorite family members, or happy stories from your past? On November 16th a baker’s dozen of people gathered at Fresh Thyme Soup Company in Beaverton to share a bowl… Read More

Exhibit: Timber in the Tualatin Valley

We are proud to announce that “Timber in the Tualatin Valley” has been permanently installed at our facility in Rock Creek! 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

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

Museum After Dark: If These Walls Could Talk

October 26, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Washington County Museum presents, “If These Walls Could Talk”. Join us for an evening of ghost hunting, workshops, and storytelling as we hear what paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during recent investigations. At least two men were known to have… Read More

Free Family Morning – Veterans Appreciation Day

Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 10am to 1pm to celebrate Veterans Day.  We will be drawing pictures and writing letters to our local veterans. Come enjoy arts and crafts at the museum and take a look at two new exhibitions: Timber in the Tualatin Valley & Ladies of the Valley Part II: 1910… 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

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

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