The social event of the summer!
Once a year, members and friends of the Washington County Museum get an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Reser Family’s garden and delicious cuisine provided by Reser Fine Foods.
Each past luncheons have featured nationally renowned speaker from the arts, humanities, or sciences.
Thank you to Pat Reser & Bill Westphal for hosting the 2017 Garden Party and to Mari Jo Prlain and the wonderful Reser’s Fine Foods crew for creating and serving the wonderful lunch.
Morning Glory print by Barbara Mason
Past Garden Party Speakers
2017 Daniel H. Wilson, author and roboticist
2016 Linda Needham, author and playwright
2015 Mark Shapiro, Laika Studios
2014 Elizabeth Woody, Native American poet, author and artist
2013 Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate (2010-2014)
2012 Aaron Lopresti, comic book artist, cartoonist, book author and illustrator
2011 Jean M. Auel, best selling author of Earth’s Children series
2010 Event Cancelled
2009 Phillip Margolin, best sellng author and former criminal defense attorney
2008 Kerry Tymchuk, author and public official
2007 Victor Atiyeh, Governor of Oregon (1979-1987)
2006 Edward Leavy, Judge, 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals
2005 Michael Rich, screenwriter
2004 – –
2003 Event Cancelled
2002 Jean M. Auel, best selling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear series
2001 Gerry Frank, author
2000 Michael Allen Harrison, musician/pianist
1999 Jean M. Auel, best selling author