Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Washington County Historical Society

  • Hillsboro, OR
  • www.washingtoncountymuseum.org

Mission Statement

The Washington County Museum ignites the imagination and brings to life the diverse cultures that so richly define this remarkable region.

Main Programs

  1. Mobile Museum
  2. Crossroads Lecture Series
  3. Free Family Day
  4. Scout Saturdays & Wednesdays
  5. Robert L. Benson Research Library
Service Areas

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Oregon

We serve Washington County Oregon and the larger Portland metro region

ruling year

1958

Principal Officer since 2008

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Samuel Shogren

Keywords

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Washington County, museum, history, Oregon

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EIN

93-6031454

 Number

3508796208

Physical Address

120 E Main Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Also Known As

Washington County Museum

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Washington County Museum, the region's foremost cultural and historic resource, build on our shared heritage and inspires our dynamic future.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Mobile Museum

Mobile Museum is a history education outreach program that aligns with Oregon Educational Curriculum standards. Living history presenters not only describe history but also bring it to life with artifacts and discussions that engage the student through hand-on activities such as reenacting school lessons as taught 100 years ago. There are seven different modules with three new modules under development. Last year, the program reached more than 6,200 K-8 students.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Crossroads Lecture Series

The Museum's Crossroads Lectures is a monthly, afternoon lecture series covering a wide range of topics related to local history. Each lecture typically draws fifty to sixty adults. The series is video-taped by the County’s public access channel and broadcast two to three more times each month.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Free Family Day

Family Day is held at the Museum on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to crafts and activities relating to history, culture and the spirit of the changing seasons. It is free and open to the public. More than 150 children and adults attend each month and enjoy hands-on history and art activities for the whole family.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

Scout Saturdays & Wednesdays

Scout Saturdays and Wednesdays provide an opportunity for boys and girls to participate in hand-on history and cultural activities that enable them to earn badges when completed. This year the program is being offered once a month on Saturdays and one Wednesday evening per month. The program serves close to 4,000 young people per year.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 5

Robert L. Benson Research Library

The Robert L. Benson Research Library contains an extensive collection that includes a wide range of Washington County historic source materials including hundreds of manuscripts, images, maps, oral histories, and rare books in addition to dozens of reels of microfilmed county newspapers, state, and local records.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

We serve Washington County Oregon and the larger Portland metro region

Funding Needs

The Museum raises 70% of its budget through fundraising activities - grants, private donations and major gifts, memberships, corporate support and special events. These private donations, large and small, allow the Museum to offer experiences, exhibitions and programs that help our community understand the diversity and richness of Washington County.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Washington County Historical Society

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Samuel Shogren

BIO

EDUCATION
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY—Master of Public Administration (Nonprofit Management) 2005 and Advanced Certificates in Nonprofit Management, 2004 and Nonprofit Fundraising, 2004
SEMINAR FOR HISTORICAL ADMINISTRATION, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1997
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE—Masters Program in American History & Museum Studies, 1986-1989
THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY—Masters Program in Anthropology and Historical Archaeology, 1983-1984
RIPON COLLEGE—B.A. Anthropology, 1982
EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services, Hillsboro, OR, 2007–2008
BOARD MEMBER Oregon Museum Association—2002–2004
MUSEUM DIRECTOR Working Waterfront Museum, Tacoma, Washington—2002–2003
PROGRAM COORDINATOR Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR, 2003–2003
MAP PEER REVIEWER American Association of Museums, 2001–Present
GRANT REVIEWER National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation & Access—Fall 1999
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Aspen Historical Society (Heritage Aspen)—1999–2000
CURATOR Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine (AAM Accredited)—1991–1999
BOARD PRESIDENT (Founding) Maine Archives and Museums, Augusta, Maine—1997–1999
CONTRACT ARCHAEOLOGIST Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware 1985–1988
ARCHAEOLOGIST/ARCHIVIST Dyer Library – York Institute Museum, Saco, Maine—1979–1991

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gary Imbrie

Sperry Van Ness - Imbrie Realty LLC

Term: July 2009 - June 2011

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