Wonderful Washington County
Spend an afternoon with Girl Scout Troop 643 at the Washington County Museum and help your community at the same time.
The troop is hosting “Wonderful Washington County” on April 7, from noon to 3 p.m., to benefit the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at St. Juan Diego Parish.
Bring a minimum of two cans of food and get an afternoon of fun and frolic for the whole family. Play pioneer and Native American games, make a camas oven, learn how to grind seeds using a mortar and pestle, decorate paper masks, browse the Museum’s exhibits and more.
The food pantry, opened in late 2010, serves families in need in the local area. Completely volunteer-driven, the pantry is open three days a week to provide assistance with food, rent and utilities.
Additionally, elementary students enrolled in “The Backpack Program” take nutritious food home on weekends. For many youngsters in the program, the food bridges the gap between meals at school during the week and hungry weekends at home. The backpacks are filled on Fridays and the students return them empty on Monday.
Please come and help support your community!
Film Screening: Harvest of Loneliness
The Oregon Historical Society and the Washington County Museum have partnered to bring Oregonians a showing of Harvest of Loneliness, an award-winning documentary about the U.S. Bracero Program, along with a discussion with one of the filmmakers.
The free screening is April 26 in the Compass Room at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the film begins at 6 p.m. Food and beverages are available. Learn More …
Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow
Joe Wiegand entertains audiences nationwide with his reprisal of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a one-man theater show, Wiegand, as Teddy Roosevelt, shares stories full of adventure, laughter and inspiration.
Join the Washington County Museum for Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow on Friday, May 11, for a one-of-a-kind presentation of the life and personality of the 26th president of the United States. The show is sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society and Wells Fargo Bank.
The show is at HART Theatre in downtown Hillsboro. Reservations and More
The Museum On the Road
Look for us at key community events.
Events such as the Beaverton International Festival, Party in the Park and Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace.
We’ll be out and about with our own hands-on history activities. Take our History Mystery challenge and see if you can correctly identify a special artifact we have on display.
Washington County Museum is a Blue Star Museum
The Washington County Museum is one of more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
The program runs Memorial Day through Labor Day at participating museums. Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and museums throughout the country.
The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and up to five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.
The Washington County Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and major holidays.