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* Cornelius Display OpensCornelius Display Opens

Time: 10:00 am

As part of our year-long celebration of Washington County Communities, we are celebrating Cornelius in September. Visit the Cornelius display to find out how Cornelius got its name, how it became a town and some of its notable accomplishments. Display runs through September 24, 2016

* Talk in TualatinTalk in Tualatin

Time: 1:00 pm

Join us for a special lecture titled, "Chop Suey for All: Chinese Cooks in Oregon" presented by local historian Richard Engeman. This talk is a joint event hosted by Washington County Museum and the Tualatin Historical Society as part of the Oregon Historical Society's 2016 Chinese Oregon Speakers Series. Please note, this lecture will take place at the Tualatin Historical Society at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7.

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* Free Family MorningFree Family Morning

Time: 10:00 am

Pioneer School! Learn how early pioneer children experienced school. Guests can test their skills by grinding coffee, stacking wood, kneading dough, and playing games. Participants are also invited to complete a lesson on a slate and write with a quill & ink. Make a craft to take home. This event is free and open to the public. Free Family Mornings occur the second Saturday of each month, September- May from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Information: 503-645-5353 or info@washingtoncountymuseum.org

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* Cornelius DayCornelius Day

Time: 10:00 am

As part of our City Celebration series, Cornelius residents with a valid ID may visit the Museum for free and receive discounts on store purchases on September 17. Check out the Cornelius display, which will be up through September 24.

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Upcoming and Recent Events

The following is a list featuring some of our upcoming and recent events at the Washington County Museum.

Young boy with cards Free Family Morning-October 8 - It’s “A-Maze-ing”! Join us for puzzles, mazes and magic at the Museum! Magician Jay Frasier will perform a family magic show full of comedy and audience participation at 11 a.m. Make a craft to take home. Jay Frasier is an award-winning magician who has been performing professionally for over 25 years. He is the recipient... Read More
Museum After Dark the Art of Emblaming at Washington County Museum, Education Programs Museum After Dark (21+)-October 20 - Museum After Dark is a Happy Hour like no other, designed for adult learners to have fun at the Museum! Join us for our annual Halloween-themed Museum After Dark (21+)! Historian Oscar Hult will portray a mid-nineteenth century embalmer as he describes the embalming techniques used during the time period. Victorian mourning rituals will make... Read More
Boy Scout Merit Badges. Scout Morning-November 5 - We invite all scouts, Cubs, Boys and Girls, and their families to explore the Museum and discover the story and secrets of Washington County. Scouts will move between activity stations to experience the museum. Each Scout can then apply these lessons to their individual Scouting requirements. On Saturday, November 5 our Scout Morning theme is:... Read More
Image of Chinese woman on file. *Rescheduled* History Talk– November 5 - This program is a rescheduled talk from our August Crossroads Lecture. Join us for a lecture titled, “The Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files” by Patricia Hackett Nicola on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States from 1882-1943. The National Archives branch in Seattle holds... Read More
Celebrate India Free Family Morning at Washington County Museum, Oregon. Free Family Morning-November 12 - Celebrate India with Bollywood Movez dance school! Mini dance workshops will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Crafts and henna tattoos will occur throughout event. Free Family Mornings occur the second Saturday of each month, September- May from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Event Date: Saturday, November 12 Event Times: 10:00 a.m. -1... Read More
Blue wool felted balls with snowflakes felted as a design. Workshop-November 12 - Learn needle felting from textile artist Pamela Miller! Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with special, barbed needles. Piercing the wool over and over again meshes the wool fibers together, creating a firm, textile object. Once you learn some basic techniques, needle felting is really quite easy! Participants at this workshop will receive... Read More
Crossroads lecture Missoula Floods, Washington County Museum,  Hillsboro Oregon Crossroads Lecture-November 16 - Rick Thompson, President of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, will present a talk titled, “Lake Missoula Flood in Your Backyard.” Rick will give an overview of what caused Glacial Lake Missoula, trace its path across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge, and then focus on the effects of... Read More
Free Family Morning Pionner School Washington County Museum Hillsboro Oregon Free Family Morning-September 10 - Pioneer School! Learn how early pioneer children experienced school. Guests can test their skills by grinding coffee, stacking wood, kneading dough, and playing games. Participants are also invited to complete a lesson on a slate and write with a quill & ink. Make a craft to take home. This event is free and open to... Read More