Timber in the Tualatin Valley

2016 – 2020

With many original artifacts on loan from local collector Bill Racine, this display aims to teach visitors about the history of logging in Washington County, from the first pioneers to railroading to gas powered engines.

The logging industry has had a huge impact on the land and communities in this area since it was begun to clear land for homesteads and town sites beginning in the 1860s. Learn about the dangers of the job and what camp life was like for loggers through the tools they used in the woods! And take a photo where you’re the logger in our head-in-a-hole logger cutout!

Thanks to our gracious sponsor, Stimson Lumber.