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 exhibits are built by people telling their own stories, and are developed to be cultural resources for the entire community.

Browse our current and past exhibits below.

Featured Exhibit

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.



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.


Ghost Net Landscape

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



Past Exhibits

Father and Son viewing Mural


The stories in this exhibit 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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Staff Show

In this exhibit, 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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