Museum News and Updates

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
Covered Wagon of a Wagon Train. Pioneer Heritage Family Day May 9, 2015 - Join us at the museum on May 9, 2015, for Pioneer Heritage Family Day! Try all things “trail,” including pioneer dress-up, packing a wagon, dipping candles, and more. Musician Rick Meyers will perform an old-time music show performance at 11am that features music played on the banjo, guitar, autoharp, spoons, limberjack, ukulele and more! Bring... Read More
Woman holding up the Heart of Washington County Award, Hillsboro Oregon Accepting Nominations for the Heart of Washington County Award - The Heart of Washington County is the highest honor awarded annually by the Washington County Museum to an individual(s) who has had a significant contribution to the community of Washington County. To submit your nomination, please use this Google Form. Deadline to submit nominations is April 4, 2015. The Heart of Washington County award is... Read More
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