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Blue birthday cake decorated for Oregon's Birthday, Washington County Museum Hillsboro Oregon Free Family Day– February 13 - Join us for an Oregon Birthday Party! Try your hand at a variety of activities related to Oregon history including building Oregon houses, trading like a mountain man and packing an Oregon Trail wagon. This event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Man leaning on globe. Crossroads Lecture–February 17 - “Is Oregon Ready for the Big One: Oregon’s Past and Future Earthquakes” Still unsure about earthquakes in Oregon and what the “Big One” really means? Join us on February 17 for an informative lecture by Scott F Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University. In the... Read More
Boy Scout Merit Badges. Cub Scout Passport Day– March 5 - Cub Scouts and Troops are welcome to the museum to complete their badge work on our next special Scout Passport Day, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Scouts will receive a passport appropriate to their scouting level and rotate between stations to complete electives relating to the history and culture of... Read More
Basket with colorful Ukranian eggs. Egg Decorating Workshop–March 19 - Ukrainian Egg Decorating: Batiking Method Workshop Learn batiking from Egg Artist and Cultural Educator Daniela Mahoney. Batiking on eggs is the oldest and one of the most popular techniques used for egg decorating in different parts of the Czech republic and Slovakia. Hot wax is applied on the egg with a stylus, a wooden stick... Read More