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* Did David Douglas Have MatchesDid David Douglas Have Matches

Time: 10:00 am

The intrepid explorer and plant collector David Douglas was in the Northwest in the early 1800’s way before any REI stores could supply him with the camping gear he needed! So how did he keep a fire going? How did he start a fire? Learn fire building techniques and fire safety just like the early explorers from our friends at Jackson Bottom Wetlands. This family friendly event is free, but spots are limited and sign up is required! Register with the Museum at 503-645-5353. 10:00-Noon

* Art WalkArt Walk

Time: 5:00 pm

Exhibit opening of "Photographer Eric Lindstrom" and Downtown Hillsboro Artwalk. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

* FREE Family DayFREE Family Day

Time: 10:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to build a cardboard village! Learn about recycling and make things with the stuff you usually throw away! Come early to participate. Made possible by a grant from the William G. Gillmore Foundation. 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

* Crossroads LectureCrossroads Lecture

Time: 12:00 pm

Many of our County’s earliest settlers came across the Oregon Trail. The Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers honors that legacy through their organization. Drew Ackerlund, President of the SDOP will talk about the organization and his ancestor’s Oregon Trail legacy. Noon-1:00 PM

* Scout DayScout Day

Time: 10:00 am

Rotate through hands-on stations with your group to fulfill scouting requirements about local history! Participants will explore Native American stories and games, learn aspects of pioneer, and discover local culture by exploring the Museum. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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.

Cub Scouts at the Washington County Museum. Scout Passport Day April 18, 2015 - Cub Scouts and Troops are welcome to the museum to complete their badge work on our next special Scout Passport Day, Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Scouts will receive a passport appropriate to their scouting level and rotate between stations to complete electives, specifically the requirements for visiting a museum,... Read More
Taste of Washington County - Wine Glasses. Taste of Washington County Tickets Available - Tickets are now available for the Taste of Washington County 2015, which will be held June 18th from 5:30- 9 p.m. at the Museum’s Archive & Research Library location. Guests will enjoy food and dessert samplings from local caterers and chefs, along with tastes of wine, microbrews and spirits! Tickets are $50 and may be... Read More
Covered Wagon of a Wagon Train. Pioneer Heritage Family Day May 9, 2015 - Join us at the museum on May 9, 2015, for Pioneer Heritage Family Day! Try all things “trail,” including pioneer dress-up, packing a wagon, dipping candles, and more. Musician Rick Meyers will perform an old-time music show performance at 11am that features music played on the banjo, guitar, autoharp, spoons, limberjack, ukulele and more! Bring... Read More
Young man assists children at a table at the Washington County Museum as part of a Teen Volunteer Program. Teen Volunteer Program Registration Open for Summer! - Teens, register now to assist with our summer camps! Washington County Museum’s Teen Volunteer Program is looking for middle and high school students willing to commit one or more weeks of summer to helping at our summer camps. Teens can earn 40 hours of community service in one week. Visit our Teen Volunteer Program page... Read More
Summer Campers at Native American Camp- Washington County Museum, Hillsboro Oregon Summer Camps 2015 - Washington County Museum will hold three summer camps in 2015. July 13 – July 17 is Native American Camp for ages 8-11. Learn about local Native American tribes, specifically the Kalapuya and Chinook. Build shelters, play traditional games and make crafts to take home. July 27 – July 31 is Splash Camp for Middle School... Read More
Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk Map. Art Walk Reception Tuesday April 7 - Join us at the Washington County Museum during the First Tuesday Art Walk Reception on  April 7, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  This after hours free event is for adults only.  Have a night out enjoying tasty snacks and adult beverages while visiting several downtown Hillsboro venues featuring a variety of art and music.  The Museum... Read More
Boy in a box. Family Day: Celebrate Earth Day 2015 - Join us on April 11, 2015, for our Family Day events at the museum to celebrate Earth Day! This year is the 45th anniversary of the founding of this annual international event. Drop by the Museum for a fun day of DIY crafts, including helping us create a cardboard village as we explore all things... Read More
Fire Building Workshop - Lighting Fire in Wilderness - WikiCommons Media Fire Building Workshop April 4, 2015 - “Did David Douglas Have Matches?” With help from our friends at Jackson Bottom Wetlands, we answer that question in our Fire Building Workshop on Saturday, April 4, from 10-Noon.  Jackson Bottom Wetlands educators will talk about how the explorer David Douglas started his campfires and kept them going in our wet climate and they’ll help... Read More