With the acquisition of the Horner Collection in 2008, we have more than doubled the number of artifacts in our museum collections. Starting with "Horner Homecoming" in 2009 and "Can You Hear Me? Now?" in 2010, our exhibition team has been developing thematic shows that illustrate the depth and breadth of the Society's collections. Many of these artifacts have not been seen by the public since the Horner Museum at Oregon State University closed in 1993.
Enjoy some of our greatest hits online!
Themes of this online exhibit include "Silent Sentry: Protection on the Peak", "Natural Resources", "Life on Marys Peak" and "Fun on Marys Peak".
In the small town of Philomath, Oregon, not one, but two colleges operated between 1889 and 1913.
A history of Oregon's Camp Adair including impacts on the lives of the soldiers sent there during World War II, on the land and people of Benton County, and on the regional economy.
Showcasing historical and contemporary samplers from United States, Mexico, England, Scotland, France, and Scandinavia that were stitched between 1747 and 2011.
Mid to late 19th and early 20th century schools in Benton County, Oregon.
Coins, Currency & Commemorative Medals from the museum collection.
Oregon State University Archives and Benton County Museum presented an exhibition of historical photographs from the OSU, Horner and BCHS collections. It included nearly one hundred…
Cemetery listing from the "Benton County Cultural Resources Inventory" of 1984-1986.