ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

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!


Queen of the Coast Range: Marys Peak in the 20th Century

Themes of this online exhibit include "Silent Sentry: Protection on the Peak", "Natural Resources", "Life on Marys Peak" and "Fun on Marys Peak".

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Tale of Two Colleges: Philomath College and the College of Philomath

In the small town of Philomath, Oregon, not one, but two colleges operated between 1889 and 1913.

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They Called it "Swamp Adair"

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.

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Samplers International: A World of Needlework

2011

Showcasing historical and contemporary samplers from United States, Mexico, England, Scotland, France, and Scandinavia that were stitched between 1747 and 2011.

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3d models of museum artifacts that you can manipulate and inspect online!

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When Schoolbells Rang: Historical Schools of Benton County, Oregon

Mid to late 19th and early 20th century schools in Benton County, Oregon.

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Coins, Currency & Commemorative Medals

Coins, Currency & Commemorative Medals from the museum collection.

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Can You Hear Me? Now?

Travel through Can You Hear Me? Now? and explore the evolution of sound communication technology from the days of traveling musicians to today's era of cyberspace.


Home Is Where The Art Is

2009

Exhibition of decorative arts from the museum collection.


Shots from the Past: Early Benton County Photographers

2011

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…

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Historical and contemporary cemeteries of Benton County, Oregon

Cemetery listing from the "Benton County Cultural Resources Inventory" of 1984-1986.

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