Local Story

Local Story is a nomadic public program created to raise awareness about the diverse people that significantly contribute to the living history of this remarkable region. Each location is chosen by the presenter and serves as an immersive backdrop in the telling of their story.

Upcoming Local Story events to add to your calendar:

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – Bertony Faustin
For Black History Month, Bertony will talk about his inspiration for winemaking and screen his documentary film “Red, White, and Black” about minority winemakers in Oregon at the Abbey Creek Vineyard. 6pm to 8pm, limited seating, $10 non-members. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3232550


Thursday, March 15 – Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo
Through a special partnership with Oregon Humanities, Elizabeth will facilitate a discussion about religious difference in Oregon at the Brookwood Library. This is a free event with recommended $5 donation to support the Washington County Museum’s Local Story program. 6pm to 8pm, all welcome.


Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Jiseon Lee Isbara
Born in South Korea, Jiseon is an artist whose work reflects her experiences as an immigrant in the United States. Her chosen story venue is the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she serves as Academic Dean. Time and ticket info forthcoming.

Each Local Story will be recorded, archived, and made publicly available through the museum’s permanent collection, as well as through social media pages.