EVENTS & PROGRAMS

NO SCHOOL ARTS DAY AT THE CORVALLIS MUSEUM!

Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:00-8:00pm  

The Corvallis Arts Center will hold a No School Arts Day at the Corvallis Museum!
Complete the scavenger hunt, win an arts prize! “Sketching History” & Scavenger hunt!
Suitable for kids & adults ages 9+
Free admission for scavenger hunt participants! 411 SW 2nd, Corvallis, Oregon

Lecture: Museums in a Changing World

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:00pm, Corvallis Museum

On November 3, join us for a conversation with Beverly Sheppard, a noted museum professional, as she examines how history relates to our individual and collective identities and suggests pathways to use the past to address our current challenges.

Sheppard will consider how museums will remain relevant and impactful in a world rocked by an international pandemic, threatened by inevitable climate change, defined by swiftly changing technologies, and experiencing profound social, political, and economic divisions. What opportunities do informal learning institutions, like museums and libraries, have to become leaders in addressing the profound and often unsettling changes in our society today?

Beverly Sheppard is a thought leader in the museum field. Her professional interests include developing and exploring the learning intersections between museums, libraries, and other community-based institutions. Formerly, Sheppard served as President of the Institute for Learning Innovation and Acting Director of the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. As an independent consultant, Sheppard facilitates interpretive and strategic planning in museums and other cultural institutions.

Corvallis Art Walk (CAW)

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4:30-8:00pm, Corvallis Museum

The Corvallis Museum will be open extra hours for the Corvallis Arts Walk from 4:30-8:00pm on Thursday, November 17, highlighting the Betty LaDuke art exhibition "Fire, Fury, & Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Turtle Wisdom". Free admission during the CAW event.

 

Lecture: The Oregon Constitution and Benton County: The Roots of Racial Exclusion

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 10:30am, Corvallis Museum

The Oregon Constitution and Benton County: The Roots of Racial Exclusion Bill Robbins will present a lecture on the intentional discriminatory clauses written into the Oregon Constitution of 1857 represented the values of white male immigrants from the states and territories in the upper Midwest, including Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  Those beliefs, common among most of the white male electorate in other states and territories during and following the Civil War, were codified in the Oregon Constitution. These prejudiced clauses specifically restricted the rights of African American, Native American, and Asian Oregonians. $5 for non-members.