aMUSEments was a thematic show that illustrated the some 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 within this exhibition 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!


Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards

January 14 - February 5, 2011

7th - 12th grade art students compete for scholarships and prizes. Winning work is exhibited in the Moreland Gallery. "Gold Key" winners are entered to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards.


Art: The Fourth 'R'

February 11 - March 5, 2011

Benton County Historical Museum's longest running tradition. Philomath School District students K-12 exhibit their artwork.

Samplers International: A World of Needlework

March 11 - April 30, 2011

With generous support from the Sampler Consortium, BCHS presented "Samplers International: A World of Needlework", 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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Oregon's Botanical Landscape

May 6 - June 4, 2011

Paintings and eco-region history by M. Frances Stilwell. The exhibition offers both an aesthetic experience and environmental education for adults, children, and families.

Shots from the Past: Early Benton County Photographers

June 10 - July 30

Oregon State University Archives and Benton County Museum presented an exhibition of historical photographs from the OSU, Horner Museum and BCHS collections at the Moreland Auditorium from June 10-July 30, 2011. Represented were nearly one hundred photographs and biographical highlights of over two dozen Oregon photographers and photo studios that date prior to World War One.


Beauty Secrets: 150 Years of History in One Quilt Pattern

August 5 - October 1

During the month of September, Benton County, Oregon becomes Quilt County, presenting simultaneous quilt exhibitions in venues throughout Corvallis and Philomath. Our exhibition will feature Rocky Mountain Road / New York Beauty quilts from The Volckening Collection.


Dancing Paintbrushes

October 7 - November 26

A juried exhibition of art by Donna Beverly, Caradon, and her "Dancing Paintbrushes" art class.


Light & Ground

December 2, 2011 - February 4, 2012

Landscape paintings by artists Douglas Russell, Sandy Ryan, and Clint Brown.