Quilt collector Bill Volckening gave us another sneak preview at some of the gems he will share with the public at our museum during Quilt County 2011. Bill loves to research each quilt and pattern and his passion is contagious. Read his thoughts and see some of the New York Beauty quilts on his blog at http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com/2010/10/quilts-for-exhibit.html.
We're tooting our own horn to let everyone know about our online auction! This year's auction ends soon, so we hope you'll log on to the Benton County Historical Museum's website at www.bentoncountymuseum.org and click on the link to view the restaurant gift certificates, services, trips, getaways, unique experiences, and more that are available for your bid. The auction closes at midnight on Sunday, Oct. 17, so there are only 3 days left!
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.