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P.O. Box 35
Philomath, OR 97370
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Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Benton County Genealogical Society

The Benton County Genealogy Society is located in the Museum Annex on the Philomath Campus of the Benton County Historical Society. This building was built in 1949 as a church parsonage, and is located adjacent to both the museum and the collections care facility. The Campus is located six miles from Corvallis.

The Genealogical Society was established in 1971 as the Mid-Valley Genealogical Society. The name was changed to the Benton County Genealogical Society in 1996. It's purposes are:

To encourage the study of family history through mutual support and the exhange of information;

To assist in the preservation and publication of history;

To accumulate resource materials for the Society Library.

Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meetings! BCGS meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month September through June.


Benton County Genealogy Society


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© 2008 - 2014 Benton County Historical Society & Museum
Philomath, Oregon
The Benton County Historical Society is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its mission is to:

  1. Preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world;
  2. Enrich people's lives through exhibitions and educational programs.