Garden Party


Morning Glory print by Barbara Mason

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.  The 2017 Garden Party will be held on Wednesday, July 12th.

Garden Party InfoDaniel H Wilson

Each past luncheons have featured nationally renowned speaker from the arts, humanities, or sciences, and 2017 will be no different.  Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped.

Mr. Wilson earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His next novel, The Clockwork Dynasty, will be released on August 1st, 2017. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon. Get Your Tickets today.
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Morning Glory print by Barbara Mason

Past Garden Party Speakers

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