Exhibitions

Stories of place through the eyes 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. We work to preserve important objects and stories. We examine local history through multiple lenses. We celebrate the arts, creativity and curiosity. Through our Guest Curator program our exhibitions are built by people telling their own stories, and are developed to be cultural resources for the entire community.

Browse our current and past exhibitions below.

Featured Exhibition

This IS Kalapuyan Land

A thought-provoking re-tooling of the Museum’s cornerstone historical display by an Indigenous Guest Curator, plus contemporary works from 15 Indigenous artists.

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Also on Display

Timber in the Tualatin Valley

A unique display of artifacts on loan from local collector Bill Racine, teaching visitors what logging life was life through the tools of the trade and tales of camp life.

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Ghost Net Landscape

Artist Emily Miller transforms salvaged fishing rope into baskets and artwork.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Gender Euphoria

Opening July 9, 2020

Gender Euphoria will feature artists from around the Pacific Northwest whose works share delight in experiences outside of the gender binary.

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Past Exhibitions

Ghost Net Landscape

Exhibition Dates:
March 7 to March 28

Since 2015, Miller has created machine-stitched baskets from this fishing rope washed up on the coastlines of Oregon, Kauai, and Maine.

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Father and Son viewing Mural

AgriCulture

The stories in this exhibition tell about performing agricultural labor in the Tualatin Valley, in different times, with different crops, and under different social and political circumstances.

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Timber in the Tualatin Valley

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.

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Staff Show

In this exhibition, the Five Oaks staff investigates the many ways in which the Five Oaks name, historic site, and its potential resonates within each of us working at the museum today.

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