The history of technology is on display at VintageTEK, where volunteers have preserved the history and legacy of Tektronix. This educational and scientific museum was founded to commemorate the early history of Tektronix, a local electronics company founded in 1945 that helped launch the development of hundreds of high-tech manufacturing companies in Washington County. The region was consequently nicknamed Oregon’s “Silicon Forest.”

The museum and website are dedicated to displaying working Tektronix products and the museum’s mission is to encourage the next generation of engineers by sharing this knowledge and history by supporting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs in the local community. The museum is solely operated by volunteers.

Open Saturdays by reservation. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

VintageTEK will reopen to the public June 27, 2020. Reservations required. Masks will be required (and available for those who don’t have one). Temperature checks and hand sanitizer will be available. Interactive exhibits will be closed, and visitors must maintain physical distancing guidelines.

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