Current Exhibits

AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley

The Washington County Museum is excited to announce a new exhibit, AgriCulture, which will be open to the public from September 27th, 2018 through spring 2019. This exhibit explores the ways in which food cultivation shapes the lived experiences of people in the Tualatin Valley. A collection of personal narratives from historic and contemporary community members are the focal point of the exhibit, creating a sort of dialogue across time, culture, and technology where individuals’ stories can speak to many facets of the field of agriculture and the complex ways in which it impacts our habits, bodies, and beliefs. Photography, video, illustration, an interactive drawing station and historical objects from the museum’s collection surround and take inspiration from these stories. Visitors will be able to touch, hear, see, and learn about agriculture and the many ways it impacts all of our lives and cultures. Click here for more information (in English and Spanish)

 

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


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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.