Washington County Museum offers a variety of educational programming for all ages. Visit our Program Calendar.

Teachers and Schools Elementary students in a circle playing Mobile Museum bone game for Washington County Museum.

The Museum’s cornerstone education program, Touching History Mobile Museum, serves over 6,300 students each year – and the number continues to grow! Teachers and school administrators can schedule an Educator-led program to visit their classroom. Teachers are also welcome to bring their students to the museum on either a Dynamic Field Trip or Self-Guided School Visit.


The Museum offers additional programs for families, including Family Mornings that take place the second Saturday of the month during the school year.

Families of all shapes and sizes can enjoy the museum alongside one another, while children create take-home arts and crafts.

Adult Programs

Group of women in kimono visiting the Washingotn County Museum in Hillsboro, Oregon.Adults can get involved at the Museum by choosing from several yearly public programs including, Local Story, the Crossroad Lecture series, Museum After Dark, artist workshops and other events.

Community groups may also schedule a Touching History Mobile Museum presentation to visit their location.

Research Library

Library Volunteer organizing Research Library stacks at Washington County Museum in Hillsboro, Oregon.The Robert L. Benson Research Library contains an extensive collection of Washington County historic source materials, which includes hundreds of manuscripts, images, maps, oral histories, and rare books. Learn more about how to make a research appointment.