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* Garden PartyGarden Party

Once a year, Washington County Museum supporters get the chance to enjoy beauty of the Reser Family’s garden and delicious cuisine provided by Reser Fine Foods. The luncheon features a guest speaker while supporting the museum’s exhibits and programs. The next Garden Party will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Please check back soon for more details.

* Workshop: Preserving Your FamiWorkshop: Preserving Your Fami

Time: 10:00 am

Event Location: Washington County Museum, Rock Creek PCC Campus, 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland, Oregon 97229 Cost: $10 Adults; $5 Museum Members Event Description: Many people have important and unique collections of family photos or archives stored in the back of the closet or in the attic. Would you like to know how to store them correctly? Museum Educator Heather Ferguson will describe the problems that can arise from poor storage and handling. She will give alternative and inexpensive suggestions on how to better care for your family's photos and archival collections, as well as examples of “best practices” for preservation from the Museum’s collections storage area. Cancellation Policy: This program must meet minimum enrollment requirements. Participants will be notified three days in advance of the program if cancelled. In case of cancellation, the Museum will refund all fees.

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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.

Infographic of county-wide reach for school programs at Washington County Museum, Oregon. A successful school year! - Washington County Museum completed another successful school year! The Museum’s school programs reached all seven school districts in the county and saw a dramatic increase in program attendance. Mobile Museum and Field Trips alone reached over 11,200 local students! Additionally, Free Family Day reached over 1,300 participants. One teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Beaverton... Read More
Girl plays with animal pelts at Washington County Museum in Oregon. Summer Youth Group Visits - Bring your summer camp or youth group to visit the Museum in historic downtown Hillsboro this summer! We offer hands-on, interactive museum experiences that get students involved in learning the history and culture of our community. Make a day of it by pairing your museum experience with a trip to the park or Civic Center... Read More
The Chinese in Oregon and the Chinese Exclusion Act at Washington County Museum, Oregon. Crossroads Lecture–August 24 - Join us for a special lecture titled, “The Chinese in Oregon & the Chinese Exclusion Act” by Patricia Hackett Nicola on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. The Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese from immigrating to the United States from 1882-1943. The National Archives branch in Seattle holds thousands of Chinese Exclusion Act files on... Read More
Oregon's capitol building against blue sky. Exhibit Opening– August 24 - “Oregon’s Landmark Legislation” will be on display from August 24- October 22. Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising, and implementing laws shaping the quality of life of its citizens. While Oregon’s innovations have evoked controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations. This traveling exhibit highlights groundbreaking legislation that... Read More
Black and white image of Chinese cook in Albany Hotel, Located on Lyon & 2nd in Albany, Oregon. Special Lecture at Tualatin Historical Society– September 7 - 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... Read More
Teachers standing in front of information tables in Museum gallery at Washington County Museum. Educators’ Night Out– January 28 - Each year we host a Happy Hour specifically for teachers in Washington County to visit our gallery space and learn about museum resources available for teachers and students. This year’s Educators’ Night Out will be January 28, 2016 from 4:30-7 p.m. Happy Hour is on us! Be sure to save the date, and bring your... Read More
David Lewis, PhD, is a graduate of the UO Department of Anthropology (2009) and a descendant of the Santiam Kalapuya,Takelma, and Chinook Tribes of western Oregon, speaker at Washington County Museum, Hillsboro Oregon. Crossroads Lecture–May 18 - Join us for a talk on the Tualatin Indians, their use of Wappato lake and legends of the lake by David Lewis at 7 p.m. on May 18th. About the Talk The Tualatin Kalapuya Indians will be the highlight as Dr. Lewis will discuss their culture, territory and lifeways. Some of the Tualatin Chiefs will... Read More
Hopscotch game for free family day at Washington County Museum on June 11, Oregon Free Family Day– June 11 - Summers of the Past! It’s time to think summer because school is almost out. What better way to get ready for summer than playing games from summers of the past? Play with pioneer toys, participate in a game of clues to explore the Museum and make a toy to take home for the summer. This... Read More