Tigard Outdoor Museum

Tigard Outdoor Museum


The Tigard Outdoor Museum showcases history and artworks that shape Tigard’s identity in the heart of downtown Tigard. Start your visit in the plaza adjacent to Symposium Coffee at 12345 SW Main Street, Tigard, OR and walk west along the railside trail.

Five Oaks Museum contributed the research, writing, and images for the six interpretive history displays along the 3/4 mile long trail connecting Tigard’s main street to nearby commercial spaces and parks. The six profiles of community members demonstrate the neighborliness and courage to take action at the core of Tigard’s identity and illustrate major historic events and shifts that shaped the region through stories of human experience.

Five Oaks Museum thanks Henry Zenk, David Harrelson, Ginny Mapes, Vangie Sanchez, and Sean Garvey for their crucial research support, Lauren Scott and Schuyler Warren from City of Tigard for their attention to detail and project management, and Suenn Ho from Resolve Architecture for giving these stories physical form.


Featuring the stories of: 

Evangelina “Vangie” Sanchez

Community leader Vangie Sanchez created opportunities for Latinx children to succeed and taught families to be proud of who they are.

Yoshio Hasuike & Sachiko Furuyama

Tigard-born Yoshio Hasuike was forced from his home and farm during World War II but endured this injustice with the help of friends and neighbors.

Baχawádas Louis Kenoyer

The last known speaker of the Tualatin Kalapuya languages, Baχawádas Louis Kenoyer wrote of this ancestors and his life on the Grand Ronde reservation.

John & Annie Cash

John and Annie Cash are remembered for their community ties and pioneering spirit despite the discriminatory laws in Oregon’s original constitution.

Harry Kuehne

Harry Kuehne witnessed a growing community’s transformation from a small town of farmers to a busy railroad stop with streets dominated by cars.

Peter Hing

Despite facing prejudice, Peter Hing and generations of immigrants from China laid railroad tracks and created farmland to allow the Tualatin Valley to thrive.