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.

Boundaries: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA-Valley South)

8/9/2019 - 9/21/2019

Studio Art Quilt Associates Oregon Valley-South is presenting a SAQA Oregon Region Showcase in the Moreland Auditorium at Benton County Historical Museum. Boundaries – representational or abstract.  Whether a visual image, psychological, geographical, metaphysical, freedom from, or the security of having - the world of ‘Boundaries’ captured in cloth! 

During the month of September, Benton County, Oregon becomes Quilt County, presenting simultaneous quilt exhibitions in venues throughout Corvallis and Philomath.

Moreland Gallery

Circa 1920: Roaring Into The Modern Age

This 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.