Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Esther Stutzman addresses Society members and friends

Esther Stutzman of Kalapuya and Coos heritage, told stories of her ancestors to an 85-member audience yesterday morning in the Moreland auditorium.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

VALCO Choir Competition

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Museum Tour Guide Series Online

Twenty-six booklets featuring Oregon history were originally published in Horner Museum Tour Guide Series and are now available free online at http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/research/HornerMuseumSeries.cfm! Most of the articles were originally written by Kenneth Munford during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Museum Volunteers Make a Difference!

Mary Gallagher, Collections Manager and Curator of Research, (far right) working with volunteers in the Collections Care Facility, March 12, 2009.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Talented Philomath Kids Show their Creations

Kids K-12 show their work at the Benton County Museum during the month of March, 2009. Come check out this colorful exhibition!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Art: The Fourth "R" features artwork by Philomath kids

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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"150 Years of Oregon Art" Exhibition a Success!

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