Events

You’re Invited: “This IS Kalapuya Land” Opening Reception August 15th - Member Preview: 5pm to 6pm. Remarks from the Guest Curator and introduction to the artists. Public Reception: 6pm to 8pm. Performance and refreshments. What happens when a museum known for pioneer history turns over curatorial authority to a young Indigenous Guest Curator? For Washington County Museum, the result is a bold self-critical exhibit about the... Read More
We’re Hiring! Application period now open for Cultural Resources Manager - The Cultural Resources Manager ensures that the museum’s cultural resources/collections are well cared for, organized, and accessible for the benefit of the community. We are accepting applications until 5pm on September 16, 2019. Click here for details!
Introducing Guest Curator Steph Littlebird Fogel - The Washington County Museum is taking a new approach to creating their seasonal exhibits. They are inviting experts from the community to bring fresh perspectives as Guest Curators. This exciting new program is still under development, but is having a soft launch this summer with their first Guest Curator, Steph Littlebird Fogel. Fogel will create... Read More
New Co-Directors strengthen leadership and inclusion - The Washington County Museum is thrilled to announce new Co-Directors, Molly Alloy and Nathanael Andreini. The Co-Directorship model advances the museum’s more collaborative direction and doubles the energy devoted to stabilizing and refreshing the independent non-profit’s work. Alloy and Andreini share a dedication to protecting the museum’s vast collections and archives while integrating arts, equity... Read More
Rummage Sale: Great deals for a great cause! - Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm At Washington County Museum: 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229 Come find a bargain, see the museum, and support history and culture in your community! The Washington County Museum is having a rummage sale to get rid of some old stuff – don’t worry,... Read More
FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Create your own cyanotype print with artist Robin Cone-Murakami - Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 10am – 1pm Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR, 97229 Learn to create one-of-a-kind handmade cyanotype prints! Developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype is a camera-less photographic printing process that uses a light sensitive emulsion to create... Read More