January 6, 2009 - February 28, 2009
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.
March 6, 2009 - March 28, 2009
Benton County Historical Museum's longest running tradition. Philomath School District students K-12 exhibit their artwork.
June 19 - August 22, 2009
Benton County Historical Society presented Home Is Where The Art Is, an exhibition of decorative art from the Museum's vast collection. In the decorative arts, artists enrich our environment by embellishing everyday household objects. Decorative arts including silver, glass, ceramics, textiles and furniture are the emphasis of the exhibition. Many of the historic objects on display came to BCHS from the Horner Museum in Corvallis and had not been seen publicly for decades.
August 28 - October 17, 2009
During the month of September Benton County, Oregon became Quilt County, presenting simultaneous quilt exhibitions in venues throughout Corvallis and Philomath.
The Benton County Historical Museum celebrated Quilt County and Oregon's 150th Birthday with a juried quilt exhibition in Moreland Auditorium Gallery. The theme of the exhibition was "Celebrating Oregon's Heritage".
October 30 - January 8, 2010