Current Exhibitions

The Benton County Historical Society & Museum hosts diverse art and history exhibitions in two exhibition halls at the Philomath, Oregon, museum campus.

The Moreland Auditorium serves as both a fine art gallery and a tasteful community gathering venue.



Ted Chapman (1929 - 2017) and Ted Porter (1908 - 2004) were Oregon woodworkers who devoted much of their retirement years to mastering their arts. Both Chapman and Porter occasionally gave away pieces of their art to family or friends, but most of their bodies of work remained as intact collections. Porter donated his collection to the Horner Museum in 1986. While the Benton County Historical Society owns one piece of Chapman’s work, most of the pieces exhibited are on loan from Chapman’s family.

Photos of the artwork are available in a print-on-demand catalog at (not all pieces are represented in the catalog).

Moreland Gallery

Circa 1920: Roaring Into The Modern Age

This 2018 year-long exhibition is now open!

“Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age” is a 2018 exhibition at Benton County Museum, in Philomath, Oregon. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences of life in America 100 years ago as illustrated through the objects in our museum collections.

First Floor Gallery

*Exhibition dates are subject to change. Please call (541) 929-6230 to confirm current exhibition schedule.