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County museum's Rock Creek facility rededicated Monday

Pamplin Media Group

Washington County Museum’s Rock Creek facility will be rededicated Monday, Aug. 31, during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, 17677 N.W. Springville Road.

During the ceremony, museum officials will unveil the recently rebuilt space at the campus. While an extension of the museum was constructed several years ago, the site needed interior work before it could receive an occupancy permit. That occurred in June, according to Mark Harmon, executive director of the Washington County Museum.

Harmon said the expanded area of the Rock Creek site will be used strictly for storage. That means room for housing everything from letters, diaries and an assortment of photographs to clothing, furnishings and electronics.

“These are all items that relate to the community’s heritage,” said Harmon.

One of the largest pieces included in the collection is a horse-drawn wagon from the 19th century.

While the museum’s offices and archives are housed at the Rock Creek site, its exhibits are located in the Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro.

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