Museum News and Updates

The OQP returns to the Museum Saturday May 30 for a documentation event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quilt Documentation Day - Quilts have been arriving in Oregon since the 1840’s and have continuously been made since that time. They are textile documents , often made by women whose stories may be otherwise unrecorded. What can these textile documents tell us about their makers and the time in which they were made? What do quilts tell us... Read More
Russell-Young Special Artist Talk June 2 Art Walk Reception - Fine art photographer Russell J. Young will be our special guest for the June 2 art walk reception. Russell will give two informal artist talks about his photography work at 5:45 and 7:00 p.m. Russell’s exhibit, “Seeking Silence” is currently on display as part of the “In the Footsteps of David Douglas” exhibit. He’ll be... Read More
Computer Chip. Family Day: Technology From Primitive to Present Day - Join us for our June Family Day at the museum on June 13, 2015, for a special event, “Technology: From Primitive to Present Day.” Join Museum staff and volunteers for a chance to get hands-on with a variety of fun technical activities; from technology used by the very first people in Washington County to products... Read More
Taste of Washington County - Wine Glasses. Taste of Washington County Tickets Available - Tickets are now available for the Taste of Washington County 2015, which will be held June 18th from 5:30- 9 p.m. at the Museum’s Archive & Research Library location. Guests will enjoy food and dessert samplings from local caterers and chefs, along with tastes of wine, microbrews and spirits! Tickets are $50 and may be... Read More
Summer Campers at Native American Camp- Washington County Museum, Hillsboro Oregon Summer Camps 2015 - Washington County Museum will hold three summer camps in 2015. July 13 – July 17 is Native American Camp for ages 8-11. Learn about local Native American tribes, specifically the Kalapuya and Chinook. Build shelters, play traditional games and make crafts to take home. July 27 – July 31 is Splash Camp for Middle School... Read More
Young man assists children at a table at the Washington County Museum as part of a Teen Volunteer Program. Teen Volunteer Program Registration Open for Summer! - Teens, register now to assist with our summer camps! Washington County Museum’s Teen Volunteer Program is looking for middle and high school students willing to commit one or more weeks of summer to helping at our summer camps. Teens can earn 40 hours of community service in one week. Visit our Teen Volunteer Program page... Read More
Image of Mexican flag. The Real Cinco de Mayo - The lively way we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the US has little to do with its roots in one of the darkest moments in Mexico’s history. The country was still reeling from the US invasion in 1847 and the War of the Reform in the 1850s when it was invaded again by France. The... Read More