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* City Celebration- Forest GroveCity Celebration- Forest Grove

Time: 10:00 am

As part of our year-long celebration of Washington County Communities, we are celebrating Forest Grove in February. Find out how Forest Grove got its name, how it became a town and some of its notable accomplishments.

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* FREE Family DayFREE Family Day

Time: 10:00 am

Join us for an Oregon Birthday Party! Try your hand at a variety of activities related to Oregon history including building Oregon houses, trading like a mountain man and packing an Oregon Trail wagon. This event is free and open to the public.

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* Crossroads LectureCrossroads Lecture

Time: 7:00 pm

“Is Oregon Ready for the Big One: Oregon’s Past and Future Earthquakes” Lecture with Professor Scott Burns Date: Wednesday, February 17 Time: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Cost: $6 for Adults; $4 for Seniors/Youth/Active Military; Museum Members free.

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* Forest Grove DayForest Grove Day

Time: 1:00 pm

Come see historical reenactors and experience a presentation and book signing with Lisa Amato and Mary Jo Morelli, authors of Images of America: Forest Grove. Free admission for Forest Grove residents with valid ID.

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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.

Blue birthday cake decorated for Oregon's Birthday, Washington County Museum Hillsboro Oregon Free Family Day– February 13 - Join us for an Oregon Birthday Party! Try your hand at a variety of activities related to Oregon history including building Oregon houses, trading like a mountain man and packing an Oregon Trail wagon. This event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Man leaning on globe. Crossroads Lecture–February 17 - “Is Oregon Ready for the Big One: Oregon’s Past and Future Earthquakes” Still unsure about earthquakes in Oregon and what the “Big One” really means? Join us on February 17 for an informative lecture by Scott F Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University. In the... Read More
Boy Scout Merit Badges. Cub Scout Passport Day– March 5 - Cub Scouts and Troops are welcome to the museum to complete their badge work on our next special Scout Passport Day, Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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 relating to the history and culture of... Read More
Basket with colorful Ukranian eggs. Egg Decorating Workshop–March 19 - Ukrainian Egg Decorating: Batiking Method Workshop Learn batiking from Egg Artist and Cultural Educator Daniela Mahoney. Batiking on eggs is the oldest and one of the most popular techniques used for egg decorating in different parts of the Czech republic and Slovakia. Hot wax is applied on the egg with a stylus, a wooden stick... Read More
Family Day Jan 9 at museum, International New Years Free Family Day– January 9 - Celebrate the New Year with us by learning how different cultures in Washington County mark their celebrations. Students from Hope Chinese Charter School and the International School of Beaverton will host booths, and participants will complete a passport to explore traditions, make crafts and play games.This event is free and open to the public. Event... Read More
exhibit logo for Let Go My LEGO Exhibit Opening- November 27 “Let Go My LEGO®” - This exhibit is all about the love of LEGO®. Find out the mathematics behind LEGO®, and enjoy the many fascinating brick creations from PortLUG, the Portland LEGO® User Group. LEGO® lovers young and old can add to the display by building their own works of art to exhibit. Exhibit on display through January 30, 2016.... 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
Father and Kids with kinetic Sand at Washignton County Museum, Oregon. Special Hours- December 21 to January 1 - If you are looking for something fun to do with friends and family during the holiday season, come visit us! We’ve adjusted our hours to be open more, and we’ve got fun exhibits all ages will love, including LET GO MY LEGO®. December 21: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. December 22: 10 a.m. – 5... Read More