The history of technology is on display at VintageTEK, where volunteers have preserved the history and legacy of Tektronix in an educational, non-profit museum.

This charitable, 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 approximately 300 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, which enabled generations of scientists, engineers, and technicians to create the future and to the memory of those Tektronix employees that created this legacy.

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 and admission is free; donations are accepted.

Open Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. VintageTEK is also open by appointment.

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