Students on a field trip at Washington County Museum

Museum News and Updates

Local Story: Bertony Faustin - Celebrate Black History Month with a Local Story event and film screening by Bertony Faustin at the Abbey Creek Vineyard, Oregon’s first black-owned winery. Bertony will talk about his life and passion for wine making and host a special screening of his documentary, “Red, White and Black”, about minority winemakers in the state. Read about the... Read More
Free Family Morning – Women’s History! - Celebrate Women’s History and learn about the locals who have contributed to this dynamic region on March 10th from 10am to 1pm at the monthly Free Family Morning event! You can expect good times with hands-on activities, games, and crafts for children to enjoy and take home. Bring the entire family to the museum to celebrate Women,... Read More
Local Story: Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo - In partnership with Oregon Humanities, the Washington County Museum hosts a facilitated conversation exploring religious difference in Oregon. Writer and former chaplain Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo will lead participants in examining the tools we use to talk about religion without dismissing others’ beliefs or flattening the beautiful and sometimes harrowing complexities of our experiences. Elizabeth has created extensive curricula... Read More
Hillsboro icon back in action! - Thanks to the generosity of Linda and Wayne Gisel who donated this historic conestoga wagon replica to the Washington County Museum. It had been carefully disassembled last September before we moved to PCC Rock Creek, then stored in our climate controlled facility, and finally reassembled by a magnificent crew of volunteers and staff this morning.... Read More