Five Oaks Museum brings Washington County’s many histories to life through a wide range of exhibits that help the community learn and grow together. The museum works to preserve important objects and stories and aims to examine local history through multiple lenses.
The museums’s Guest Curator program allows the region’s people to tell share their own narrative.
One of the museum’s marquee exhibition, “This IS Kalapuya Land” question show 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.
The museum also explores the widely unknown connection between Hawaiʻi, the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that continue to flow between these two regions.