Current Exhibits

Coming soon! Steampunk: An Art Invitational

Experience a fantastical world where Victorian era art and technology merge with the limitless imagination of regional artists! The Washington County museum is opening a new exhibit for the summer called Steampunk: An Art Invitational, which will be open from Thursday, July 12th through Thursday, August 30th and includes two exciting public events. The kickoff celebration is this Wednesday, July 11th from 5:30 to 8:00pm, and there will also be a day of Steampunk demonstrations on August 11th.

This exhibition combines real museum artifacts with the artwork of these talented tinkerers and award-winning artists from the Tualatin Valley and across the Pacific Northwest: C. Morgan Kennedy, Shannon Breeton, Cherie Savoie Tintary, Rose Tursi, Jessica R.Van Hulle, Chuck Dolence, JW Kinsey, Steve LaRiccia, Daniel Westlind, Daniel McGovern and Charles Mason III. Artists from this show have been featured on Oregon Art Beat and the television series Steampunk’d. Click here to learn more about the genre and the show!


This Kalapuya Land

This permanent exhibit celebrates the cultural history of Native Americans in this region from the Atfalati band of the Kalapuya Indians through today’s amalgamation of 130 tribes as the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. For more info about this exhibit click here.



Timber in the Tualatin Valley


With many original artifacts on loan from local collector Bill Racine, this display aims to teach visitors about the history of logging in Washington Count. Learn about the dangers of the job and what camp life was like for loggers through the tools they used in the woods! Click here for more details.