Today the walls of our Moreland Auditorium resonated with the beautiful sounds of about 160 students from five high schools. Organized by Dr. Dan Johnson of Philomath High School, the students gathered for a preliminary competition to qualify for the OSAA State Choir Competition.
The current art show in the Moreland is a student art show, called Art: The 4th 'R', which uns through March 28, 2009.
We send gratitude and congratulations to the museum volunteers who made it possible for us to offer this series. Walter Frankel scanned and/or retyped all of the booklets. Susan Christie reformatted them and tweaked the HTML. As time allows, we would like to embellish the articles with sidebars containing historic photos, museum artifacts, and updates.
The Benton County Historical Museum has presented "Art: The Fourth 'R'" for over 20 years. Philomath School District students K-12 display their creative work in the Moreland Gallery on the second floor of the Museum now through March 28.
As part of our year-long celebration of Oregon's 150 years of statehood, "150 Years of Oregon Art" exhibition drew over 1300 visitors during its two-month run in the Museum's Moreland Gallery.
On February 13, 2009, 100 Philomath Elementary School 4th graders visited the Museum to celebrate Oregon's birthday, and contemplated (see photo) the artwork. Each student chose their favorite piece in the show, then told their fellow students why they chose the piece. This student chose Mark Sponenburgh's wood sculpture, "Overture" ca. 1965.
The Benton County Historial Museum celebrates Oregon 150 all year long with lecture series, special exhibitions and events. Please visit our webiste for more information: www.bentoncountymuseum.org
MISSION STATEMENT: The Benton County Historical Society is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. Its mission is to:
1. Preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world;
2. Enrich people's lives through exhibitions and educational programs.