Current Exhibitions

The Benton County Historical Society & Museum hosts diverse art and history exhibitions in two exhibition halls at the Philomath, Oregon, museum campus.

The Moreland Auditorium serves as both a fine art gallery and a tasteful community gathering venue.

POSTponed. Again!

Dec. 3, 2021 - Jan. 22, 2022

Philomath Open Studios Tour (POST) is a longstanding Benton County tradition. Due to the pandemic the live, in-studio, tours were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. At the museum, however, we are open and exhibiting the works of artists who regularly participate in POST to celebrate their resiliency and creative spirit.

Moreland Gallery

Picturing Women Inventors

Nov. 19, 2021 - May 7, 2022

"Picturing Women Inventors" is an exhibition on view at the Philomath Museum through May 7, 2022. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the United States Patent and Trademark Office created “Picturing Women Inventors” as a poster exhibition that explores the inventions of 19 highly accomplished American women. BCHS added another 21 American women inventors plus artifacts from the BCHS collection to represent their stories. This exhibition was designed to educate and inspire young people to see themselves as future inventors.

First Floor Gallery

*Exhibition dates are subject to change. Please call (541) 929-6230 to confirm current exhibition schedule.