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.

Art of Work

Jan. 17, 2020 – Feb. 29, 2020

Art of Work is a collaborative exhibition featuring art from the permanent collections of both Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences' Art About Agriculture program and Benton County Historical Society.  The artwork chosen for the exhibition represent industries such as gardening, farming, cattle production, timber management, mining, scientific research, boat building, shipping and fishing.

Art by Darrel Austin, Rich Bergeman, Louis Bunce, Sally Cleveland, Jonnel Covault, Jon Jay Cruson, Sally Finch, Bernice Forest, Martina Gangle, Pamela Harr, Albert Hencke, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Betty LaDuke, Michael Lawrence, Charles M. Leach,  W. F. McIlwraith, Eldon R. “Ole” Olin, Louis C. Raymond, Nelson Sandgren, Frances Stilwell, Hugh Webb and Leslie Wu will be included in the exhibition.

Moreland Gallery

Circa 1920: Roaring Into The Modern Age

“Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age” is an 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.