Think of sounds that bring people together: live music, recorded music, the voice of a loved one, the big game on tv.
Have you used a rotary telephone or talked on a party line? Today smart phones take better photographs than our old cameras, and use satellites and electronic voices guide us to our destinations!
This 2010 exhibition explored the evolution of 200 years of sound communication technology.
In 2009, in celebration of Oregon's Sesquicentennial, Benton County Historical Society and Museum presented an exhibition of art from the museum's collection.
It included two-dimensional and three-dimensional art by noted artists such as John Leo Fairbanks, Gordon Gilkey, Paul Gunn Wayne Taysom and artists hired during the Great Depression through the Works Progress Administration such as Louis Bunce and Darrel Austin.
In 2011 aMUSEments was a thematic show that exhibited fun artifacts from the Society's collections. Many of these artifacts had not been seen by the public since the Horner Museum at Oregon State University closed in 1993.
Themes included Oregon native A.C. Gilbert, Construction Zone, Corvallis' Woodcock Doll House, mechanical wind-up toys, pull toys, dolls, games, trains, outdoor recreation, puzzles, puppets, miniatures, books and more!