Stories of place through the voices of its people.
Five Oaks Museum brings Washington County’s many histories to life through a wide range of exhibits that help our community learn and grow together. Through our Guest Curator program, we present an art exhibition each summer and a history & culture exhibition each fall. Our guest curated exhibitions offer a platform for people to uplift their own community’s stories.
Browse our current and past exhibitions below.
Our 2021 art exhibition is a love letter to the art, practice, and importance of indigenous storytelling on Turtle Island.
In the exhibition, eleven indigenous artists who hold intersectional identities and carry ancestral knowledge continue the tradition of storytelling. Each artist has recorded themselves reading their story.
This IS Kalapuyan Land
An exhibition available online in perpetuity that questions how Native history is told, shares Tualatin Kalapuyan history from a contemporary Kalapuyan perspective, and features artworks by Indigenous descendants who are contributing to cultural survivance today.
Our 202o history & culture exhibition shines light on the widely unknown connection between Hawaiʻi, the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that continue to flow between these two regions.
As far back as 1787, people coming from and through the Hawaiian Islands to what’s currently considered the Pacific Northwest have made important contributions to culture and industry throughout the region.
The Community Gallery highlights exciting, ongoing work of students and educators in interpreting history, culture, and art.
Museum at (Our Place)
Museum at (Our Place) is an opportunity to bring an outdoor mini-exhibition to your school or neighborhood as a set of yard signs and learning resources.
Our 2020 art exhibition features artworks by PNW trans and gender non-conforming artists who explore feelings of delight, bliss, and elation in genderqueerness.Read More