In August, 2009, the Benton County Historical Society & Museum received $18,000 from the Oregon Cultural Trust to install rails in the Collections Care Facility. SpaceSaver Specialists, Inc. finished installation yesterday. This is an important first step to achieve our goal to install compacting shelving in this area of the storeroom for artifacts. Almost 75% of the collection still needs proper shelving. The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation will grant the Society $25,000 toward the purchase of shelving units if $150,000 can be raised.
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.