Museum After Dark

Spine-Chilling Thrills as Evidence of Murder Cases Unfolds

“Museum After Dark” promises an evening of ghost hunting and paranormal finds

This year, the Washington County Museum’s beloved annual Halloween-inspired program, “Museum After Dark” features the theme, “If These Walls Could Talk.”

Join us for ghost hunting, workshops, and tasty drinks as we learn what paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during a recent investigation.  At least two men were known to have died within the jail’s walls between 1853 and 1870… And now, for the first time in Museum history, they have a chance to come back and tell their stories!

Museum curator Liza Schade promises, “The Museum will feature a display of macabre artifacts from deep inside our darkened vaults.  We will show evidence from two different murder cases, plus our infamous wicker body casket, and other items that will make you cringe!”

When:  Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland

Why:  Because it’s fun to be scared!

Cost:  $10 for Members, $15 in Advance, $17 at the door.  Tickets include the presentation, one adult beverage, and a free raffle ticket to accompany paranormal investigators to the Plum Hill Vineyard in November.  This event is for adults only (21+)


About the Washington County Museum

For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of our history, heritage and culture.  The Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on the second Saturday of every month.  There is no admission fee though visitors are encouraged to leave a donation.

For more information, please visit, email or call 503.645.5353.