The Museum Store is open during the exhibition gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Entry into the Museum Store is always free. It features a wide range of educational and fun products, toys, and books. We’ve made a few of them available for special order here online.
If you’re looking for a gift or souvenir to symbolize your time in Washington County, check out some of our other products that we design right here, in-house, and are being sold through a partnership with Zazzle. To see these unique designs, just click on one of the product categories below!
A flat shipping fee of $6.00 applies to most book orders. For book orders with more than four copies, contact us for a pricing and shipping quote as we need to handle larger orders a little differently.
Book: No Small Potatoes
In 1960 when twenty-five-year-old Al Reser became president of the potato salad manufacturing business which his parents began in their Oregon farmhouse kitchen ten years earlier, the company had a dozen or so part-time employees. Today, Reser’s Fine Foods is one of the most respected and admired companies in the food industry, boasting over 2,600 employees and annual sales approaching one billion dollars. In this book you will get to learn more about the Reser’s fascinating story, and how this local family-run business became so successful. See our Book Review here.
$19.95 plus shipping…
Book: Images of America Aloha-Reedville
What we think of today as Aloha or Aloha-Reedville in Washington County, Oregon, was once a collection of small villages that developed near rivers and established overland routes. Today, the suburban community of Aloha, once part of Oregon’s oldest agricultural centers, maintains a significant role in the development of the Portland metropolitan region. This book features wonderfully restored photos and maps of the Aloha-Reedville community accompanied by detailed descriptions of its early peoples and places.
$21.99 plus shipping…
Book: Images of America The Oregon Air National Guard
The Oregon National Guard’s 123rd Observation Squadron became the state’s first aviation unit and pioneered Oregon military aviation into the postwar Oregon Air National Guard (ORANG). In the 70 years since its start, the citizen airmen of the ORANG have served their community, state, and nation from locations in Oregon, throughout the United States, and worldwide. In the book you will find a complete history of this decorated unit, along with other unique stories illustrating Oregon’s postwar aviation history.
$21.99 plus shipping….
Book: Bethany: A Community In Transition
$25.00 each plus shipping
Book: Images of America Tigard
$21.99 plus shipping…
Book: Images of America Forest Grove
Images of America Forest Grove by Terrence G Popravak Jr. and Sean M. Popravak.
Forest Grove, one of the first settlements in the Oregon Territory, owes its name to its many varieties of trees. The rich soil and plentiful creeks made the area perfect for growing crops, and the abundant forests would provide a future lumber industry. However it wasn’t until the community combined their efforts and built a log-cabin school house, that Forest Grove really began to take shape. The cabin would eventually become Pacific University, drawing hundreds and causing the small group of local farmers and loggers to swell, creating an education boom town. This book uses beautiful high-resolution images to tell the story of how Forest Grove came to be the thriving city it is today.
Book: Images of America: Beaverton
Images of America: Beaverton by Colleen Medlock.
From the first land claim in 1847 to the growing technology industry of the 21st century, the city of Beaverton, Oregon, has had an impressive history. The earliest inhabitants were the Atfalati, a Native American tribe who dubbed the area Chakeipi, or the “Place of the Beaver.” When modern settlers began to arrive in the mid-1800s, they continued to refer to the area as “Beaverdam,” often draining the dams to aid their farming of the rich soil that remained. Since the 1950s, a growing number of high-tech companies have operated here, earning Beaverton a spot on the roster of places that comprise Washington County’s Silicon Forest.
$21.99 plus shipping…
Book: Images of America: Hillsboro
Hillsboro began as a crossroads for the Native American Atfalati, retired trappers, missionaries, and land-hungry settlers whose collection of farms became East Tualatin Plains. As the missionary influence waned and the railroads arrived in the 1870s, the town, by then called Hillsborough, was dubbed a “Sin City” as Farmers and merchants quenched their thirst and gambled in saloons and placed bets on horse races down Main Street. Today the community is one of agriculture AND high technology, as people from around the world become new residents of Hillsboro, drawn to the Tualatin River plain as were their predecessors.
$21.99 plus shipping…
Book: Up Fanno Creek: Confessions of an Accidental Advocate
Up Fanno Creek: Confessions of an Accidental Advocate by Eric L. Lindstrom.
Up Fanno Creek chronicles the life and near-death of a small, urban stream in Portland, Oregon. ‘Drano Creek,’ nearby neighbors once called it, and on hot summer days in the late 1960s you could sometimes smell it before you could see it. The once flourishing waterway was so filled with sewage, agricultural waste, and industrial pollutants that it was on the verge of extinction. It also posed a health risk so serious that it helped shut down all residental and commercial development in its area for almost a year…but the long term outlook for Fanno Creek’s existence is anything but rosy, as Eric Lindstrom quickly learned when he set out to discover his personal Watershed Address. Up Fanno Creek tells his story as well, and int he process shows what it means to become a wetlands advocate- accidentally or not.
$19.95 plus shipping…
Book: Creek With No Name
Creek with No Name: How the West was Won (and Lost) in Gaston, Oregon by Ken Bilderback with Kris Bilderback.
Everything you really need to know about the American West happened in Gaston, Oregon…The Oregon trail, thirst for water, federal giveaways, the railroads, Native Americans, the timber industry, farming, grandiose goals of visionaries…it all happened in Gaston. Wild West shootouts? Got ’em. Ghost stories, too. Bootleggers and brawls, dastardly deeds and Utopian dreams. Of course we had a gold rush too. Oh, and we also have monsters and psychic ghosts and Nazis and spies and UFOs. Even cannibals. Peel away the humble facade and you’ll discover the secrets of how the West was really won and lost, all right here in Gaston.
$20.00 plus shipping…
Book: Fire in a Small Town
“Any town that has a fire department, an engine to fight the demon flames with, and a band of sturdy volunteer fire laddies to manipulate the apparatus is on the high wave of prosperity.”
A newspaper editor wrote those words in 1913 to mark the birth of a fire department in Gaston, Oregon, the dead end of the Oregon Trail. History proved him wrong about the prosperity part, but prescient about the critical role that everyday volunteers played in civilizing the Wild West, and in keeping it civilized today.
In fact, today rural areas are more dependent on volunteers than ever before, because in addition to dousing house fires, volunteers have become the primary emergency medical providers for a society increasingly dependent on such care. Yet in many ways, society is making the lives of volunteer firefighters and EMTs more difficult and less enjoyable than ever before.
$21.00 plus shipping…
Book: Law and Order at the end of the Oregon Trail
The earliest American settlers in Oregon got by with as little government as possible, including law enforcement. That worked for a time, because crime was rare and justice was a do-it-yourself affair. But that independence came at a price, because different cultures had sometimes very different notions of what constituted law and order, often shaped by religion and influenced by ideas about race, class, gender, sex, ethnicity, and the concept of public versus private property. To put it mildly, the path to what constitutes modern law and order has been as bumpy as the Oregon Trail that built the state in the first place.
$22.00 plus shipping…
Book: Roots & Wings: An Informal History of the First Baptist Church in Beaverton
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$10.00 plus shipping…
A collection of stories of family history of the Nordgrens of Carpenter Creek, M.J. Nordgren retells logging and other stories from her family’s homestead in in the foothills of the Coast Range in rich and humorous detail.
$14.95 plus shipping…
Book: Talking with the Past
Rock art scholars from around the world talk with traditionalist Indian elders to exchange knowledge about the roles of rock art in the lives of ancient people. This collection of papers and ethnography from the 2002 International Rock Art Symposium presents a broad range of fascinating information and adds significantly to the body of rock art science. Rock art- paintings and carvings from the prehistoric past- occurs on every continent except Antarctica.
$25.00 plus shipping…
Book: Progressive Portland II: Stop and Go
A wonderful book for residents of Portland, Oregon – new or old. Using vintage photographs and maps of buildings, streets and locations, and juxtaposing them with recent images of the same, Nelson illustrates just how and why Portland’s urban landscape has changed over the years.
$24.95 plus shipping…
Book: Oregon Burial Site Guide
Index of 437 cemeteries and burial sites in Oregon.
$10.00 plus shipping…
Washington County Native American Seasonal Round Map
The Museum recently completed research and developed a map in consultation with tribal members from the Grand Ronde that identifies areas of historic significance to the Atfalati or “Tualatin” band of the Kalapuya within Washington County.
The map juxtaposes the general locations of spring, summer and fall camp locations, and winter villages of the Tualatin over a current map of Washington County. The map illustrates what a seasonal lifestyle looked like in Washington County and the general areas where Tualatin family groups lived and traveled to collect resources important to their culture as well as their survival.
The map is currently on display in the “This Kalapuya Land” exhibit.
Resource maps are also available for sale as a teaching tool.
Maps are $10.00 plus shipping and may be ordered by clicking the Pay Pal button. The maps will be available for purchase at the Museum Gift Store Monday- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call in advance if you wish to purchase several maps so we can have them ready for you to pick up.