Thursday, February 5, 2009

Forestry Students Ring the Bell

On Wednesday, February 4, 2009 about 20 students from the Forestry Department at Oregon State University visited the Museum.

Dave Stemper, instructor, wrote: "My interpretation students are JUST BEGINNING development of their small interpretive displays at OSU, and I wanted them to see what you have in place at Benton County as a means of sparking some ideas."

The students also learned a little about the history of our National Register Building. The thick, white bell rope in the auditorium/gallery caught their attention and two students asked if they could ring the bell. Since the bell can be heard best from outside the building, the group gathered in the parking lot while one stayed inside and pulled on the bell rope.

The bell was installed in the cupola of the Philomath College building 1867 .

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