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. 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.
Our 2021 history & culture exhibition shines light on the widely unknown connection between Hawai‘i, the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that continue to flow between these two regions.
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.
Gender Euphoria: Contemporary Art Beyond the Binary
Our 2021 art exhibition celebrates images of gender euphoria and envisions a world that respects the diverse lived experiences of trans and genderqueer contemporary artists and their communities.
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.