We provide tours on request, many of which are on closed days. Here are some photos from various tours.
Tektronix Sales training.
Leadership Beaverton Class sponsored by the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce.
6th Grade Home School students.
PCC MakerLab students.
Engineers from Austria.
Sales Engineers from Tektronix Distributors in Japan.
O.S. sent us an email - "I had come by earlier today and Bob Haas gave us a really nice tour today. Thank you for all your efforts in running this museum. It’s was very inspirational for me as an engineer to visit it.".
Engineers from 3D Systems in Wilsonville.
Dan and Pat bring three MECOP (Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program) interns in for a tour.
J.Y. sent us an email - "Thanks for maintaining a great museum of Tektronix test equipment! Today I had a nice time talking to the two gentlemen walking around with my son and I and showing us the front as well as the back. I recalled my time working at Tek for 20 years mostly designing printed circuit boards at several divisions on products like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, TV test generators, and others."
Some of the group of Danaher HR professionals, including the visiting HR Director for Japan/Korea.
Tektronix Acquisition Team.
Professor Masayoshi Yamamota from Nagoya University (center) accompanied by Koichi Sega, Tektronix Japan, and Bob Haas, vintageTEK Chairman.
Keithley Employees (wearing their Innovation Summit Showcase shirts).
Museum founder Stan Griffiths (right) tours with Hattendorfs, long time out-of-town friends.
Dennis and Dolores Winningstad visited the museum for a tour and an first-hand look of Norm's contributions to the company. More information is on the Norm Winningstad, Information Display Division, and Type N Sampling plug-in pages.
International employees from Gilbarco.
Individuals from Compass Career Solutions.
Students and teacher from Faith Bible Christian School along with Don Delzer from Tektronix.
Romaine Walling and Linda Campbell. Romaine is the widow of Ken Walling who was the 7th employee of Tektronix and ran the printing department.
PCC EET (Electronic Engineering Technology) students.
Ed Goldstick, a Boeing Engineer, came down from Seattle with his uncle and enjoyed a tour and some fun on the guitar and theremin.
Seniors from Neighborhood House (apparently she liked the Emmy).
The IEEE Oregon Consultants Network, a chapter of the IEEE Consultants Network toured, ate dinner, and attended their meeting at the museum.
Visitors from Full Life toured and enjoyed the museum.
Visitors from Grady Britton Marketing Agency and marketing interns.
Visitors from Tektronix CSO Sales (Component Solutions Organization).
Visitors from Tektronix Americas Sales.
Some of the visitors from Tektronix Field Marketing. K.S. later sent us this email - "Thank you so much for showing us around the Tek Museum—safe to say, we are all enthralled. On the marketing side, it got the juices flowing too. Most importantly, we all have a newfound appreciation and respect for the brand and company. What a journey."
While not a tour, we were left this nice feedback on our eBay store - "'vintageTEK' is a group dedicated to the preservation of exemplary engineering, manufacturing and educational work performed by Tektronix. I lived in this time, chose Tek scopes for technicians given the reasons above. I applaud this organization because they are looking back to help young developing future engineers, hobbyists, techs to see what has been done to help guide them & inspire them to explore ways to imagine solutions to future problems. Please support vintageTEK. Thank you!"
MECOP (Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program) interns
The Society of Industrial Architecture held their 50th annual conference in Portland. As part of the conference they arranged tours for the attendees and included the vintageTEK museum as one of their stops.
After a couple of years of disrupted conferences, this June, the Society for Industrial Archeology will be meeting in Portland, Oregon. This will be the SIA’s first ever visit to Oregon, and only the second time in the Pacific Northwest. A wide variety of industrial sites are on the docket, ranging from settlement up through the truly modern and experimental.
F2 – Modern Industry (8:00-5:30) This tour will start with a visit to the Swan Island shipyard of Vigor Industrial. The next stop will be at VintageTEK, the museum for Tektronix equipment. Tektronix were instrumental in the development and refinement of oscilloscopes, while simultaneously founding the ”silicon forest” which later drew companies such as Xerox and Intel. After lunch, the tour will visit the Cascade Steel Rolling Mill. The final stop will be to The Great Oregon Wine Co.
We hosted two separate tours for the SIA. One individual wanted a longer tour so came in separately and later sent us this note. "I've been tardy in thanking you for Bob's terrific tour of vintageTEK. For me it was the highlight of our week in Portland. The poster showing all the companies that came out of Tektronix is a wonder ... especially Rodgers Organ."
Two groups from iUrban Teen toured the museum as part of their summer STEM program.
www.iurbanteen.org/ Our mission is to build an educational community rooted in trust, empowerment, inclusivity, and community, and to see all historically excluded students succeed.
A group of students from Salem Christian Academy came for a tour and hands-on STEM activities.
We had the pleasure of touring Deanna Groom, niece of Bob Groom, Managing Director of Telequipment, who was visiting the area. She is next to our operational D53A oscilloscope which volunteer Phil Crosby restored for the visit.