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Local Heritage

These lush lands have bred a rich landscape of heritage. Discover the customs, art and stories of the Atfalati Native Americans, settlers from the Oregon Trail, and today’s residents that make the Tualatin Valley one of Oregon’s most diverse populations. From 19th century artifacts to modern quilting squares, heritage is stitched into the fabric of our community.

Oregon Heritage Grant is Now Open for Applications!

The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants for qualified projects for the conservation, development and interpretation of Oregon’s cultural heritage. Awards typically range between $5,000 and $20,000. Projects can …

This IS Kalapuyan Land, opening Thursday August 15th

Member Preview: 5pm to 6pm. Remarks from the Guest Curator and introduction to the artists.

Public Reception: …

Call for proposals: Share your stories of harnessing the power of heritage

Oregon Heritage invites ideas and proposals that explore this year’s theme: Harness the Power of Heritage! Individuals and groups that preserve and interpret Oregon’s past wield power and responsibility …

WCM Welcomes Guest Curator Steph Littlebird Fogel and Upcoming Exhibit

The Washington County Museum is taking a new approach to creating their seasonal exhibits. They are inviting experts from the community to bring fresh perspectives as Guest Curators. This …

New Public Mural Paints a Picture of Tigard’s Rich History

What: A Walk Through Time (public mural)

Who: City of Tigard, Portland Street Art Alliance and artist Jeremy Nichols

When: July 8-15, 2019 …

Free Family Morning: Cyanotype Printing @ WCM

Learn to create one-of-a-kind handmade cyanotype prints! Developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype is a camera-less photographic printing process that uses a light sensitive emulsion to …

Growth in the Tualatin Valley: South-West Corridor, A community discussion

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

At the Broadway Rose Theatre: 12850 SW Grant Avenue Tigard, OR 97223

The Washington County Museum presents …

Friends of Historic Forest Grove Spring Garden Tour – June 2, 2019

FOREST GROVE, OR – Enjoy “Sunday in the Garden” when Friends of Historic Forest Grove hosts its 24th 

Movement and dance for all bodies with artist group Physical Education

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10am – 1pm

At Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus:

FREE FAMILY MORNINGS: Create your own monotype print with artists Roxanne and Michael McGovern

Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 10am – 1pm

Hosted by Washington County Museum, located on the PCC …

Upcoming Heritage Events