You can participate in making the Museum a vibrant and exciting organization in a variety of ways. Share your time, money, and/or energy to keep the Washington County Museum alive and thriving with robust educational programs and exhibits.

Become a Member: By becoming a member, you support the ongoing mission of the Museum to preserve the past and capture regional history as it’s being made.

Volunteer: Becoming a volunteer provides an opportunity to offer your time and expertise in ways as large or as small as you wish. Taken together, our volunteers allow the Museum to grow programs that would be impossible without their efforts.

Sponsor: When you become a sponsor, your financial support helps extend the reach of the Museum in significant ways. Your donation today helps us deliver on-site and in-school programs and fascinating exhibits from Washington County and the world. To make a secure, tax-deductible contribution today, you may click the Donate button.

If you would like to mail your contribution to support the museum, please send it to:

Washington County Museum
3300 NW 185th Ave, Ste. 260
Portland, OR 97229

Your Donations Help

A child works on building a paper forest.Your donations help provide scholarships and educational programs for over 10,000 children and teenagers.

School Visits

Did you know that most schoolchildren only get one field trip a year? Those in Title I schools often get none at all. Your donation of $250 pays for one school bus for two classes and brings schoolchildren to the museum for an educational field trip.

Mobile Museum

We charge $90 for a school-based Mobile Museum visit, but the true cost of one visit is $200. Your gift makes up the difference in helping our successful outreach program bring the museum experience to local schools and communities.

Collections Conservation

Our collections require careful handling and lots of TLC. Environmental controls, Museum quality storage materials and specialized treatments are costly (but worth it). Your gift of $100 will help keep one artifact in tip-top condition.

Double Your Cultural Support at No Cost!

Match your gift to the Museum with a gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust and your entire Trust gift becomes a tax credit on your Oregon tax return, up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for couples filing jointly. To make your matching gift, or for more information, go to Oregon Cultural Trust.

Shop and Support!

We hope that you will take a moment while you are shopping to support the Washington County Museum.  It is very easy and won’t cost you an additional cent.
Here is how it works!
@ Amazon
Shopping on AmazonSmile requires the exact same login/password as Amazon. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price directly to the museum. Begin your shopping by clicking this link to ensure the Washington County Museum receives your support:
@ iGive
Go to iGive at and register.   Then every time you shop online, the iGive Button makes it simple to help the Washington County Museum.
@ Fred Meyer Stores
Go online to and sign-up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Washington County Museum.  You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 87615.  Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the Museum earn a donation!  You will still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.  If you want to help the Washington County Museum but you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.