Museum Closed for Interior Construction
Feb. 12 – March 10

The Museum will be closed February 12 -March 10 to undergo anticipated tenant improvements including planned seismic upgrades in the Museum space. This necessitates moving and storing most current exhibits so the contractors can get the work done most efficiently. Consequently, the following events and activities have changed.

  • February 14th Family Day is cancelled.
  • The Crossroads lecture scheduled for February 18 is rescheduled to May 20th 6:30 PM.
  • The March 3 Art Walk late open at the Museum is cancelled.

The Museum will reopen Wednesday March 11 at ten a.m. 

Website Under Construction: Also note that our website is under construction at the same time. Volunteers are working overtime to ensure it is back up and functioning as soon as possible. Please forgive our dust as we remodel.

Museum News and Updates

Spring Break Camps Start March 23, 2015 - Explorers of the West Spring Break Camp starts March 23, 2015. Sign up for the day, or for the week! The 2015 Spring Break Camps are scheduled for: 3/23 Explorers by Sea: Welcome aboard, Mate! Discover life aboard tall ships by building a boat, navigating and simulating shipboard life. 3/24 The Corps of Discovery: Lewis... Read More
sockeye-salmon-David-Hall-5_opt Spring Family Day March 14, 2015 - Celebrate spring with us on March 14, 2015, as part of our popular Family Day events. Visit the museum and plant seeds, make a craft to take home and continue exploring the exhibit “In the Footsteps of David Douglas.” Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will present their play, “Tad & Fry: a Tale of Friendship... Read More
Bilderback Guest Speaker. Crossroads Evening Lecture March 18 - “The War Comes Home” is the March 18th Crossroads Lecture at a special evening time beginning at 6:30 PM.  Ken and Kris Bilderback return with another fascinating look at the little known history of our County.  Since the pioneers first settled in the Tualatin Valley in the 1840’s, Washington County has sent fighters to every... Read More
Fire Building Workshop - Lighting Fire in Wilderness - WikiCommons Media Fire Building Workshop April 4, 2015 - “Did David Douglas Have Matches?” With help from our friends at Jackson Bottom Wetlands, we answer that question in our Fire Building Workshop on Saturday, April 4, from 10-Noon.  Jackson Bottom Wetlands educators will talk about how the explorer David Douglas started his campfires and kept them going in our wet climate and they’ll help... Read More
Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk Map. Art Walk Reception Tuesday April 7 - Join us at the Washington County Museum during the First Tuesday Art Walk Reception on  April 7, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  This after hours free event is for adults only.  Have a night out enjoying tasty snacks and adult beverages while visiting several downtown Hillsboro venues featuring a variety of art and music.  The Museum... Read More
Cub Scouts at the Washington County Museum. Scout Passport Day April 18, 2015 - Cub Scouts and Troops are welcome to the museum to complete their badge work on our next special Scout Passport Day, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 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, specifically the requirements for visiting a museum,... Read More
Boy in a box. Family Day: Celebrate Earth Day 2015 - Join us on April 11, 2015, for our Family Day events at the museum to celebrate Earth Day! This year is the 45th anniversary of the founding of this annual international event. Drop by the Museum for a fun day of DIY crafts, including helping us create a cardboard village as we explore all things... Read More
Covered Wagon of a Wagon Train. Crossroads Lecture Wednesday April 15 Noon - The Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers: One Families Story.  Drew Ackerlund, a member of the organization Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers, will share information on the SDOP organization and tell us how his family has preserved the legacy of their Oregon Trail ancestors.  The organization membership includes only descendants of original... Read More