Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Alice Rampton Receives Recognition from Oregon Community Foundation

At the Oregon Community Foundation Regional Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Springhill Country Club on May 27, 2009, Alice Rampton (holding flowers, left) was honored for her service to the Oregon Community Foundation since 1998.

Alice, current advisor and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Benton County Historical Society, has given countless volunteer hours in service to the community. We appreciate everything that Alice has done!

To learn more about the work of the Oregon Community Foundation, visit

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

BCHS Volunteer Recognized

Wanda Leach, dedicated Benton County Historical Society volunteer, was honored on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Samaritan Awards, sponsored by the Philomath Chamber of Commerce. Ron Thiesen served as master of ceremonies. The event took place at the Philomath Scout Lodge.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mary Gallagher leads downtown Corvallis tour

May is Historic Preservation Month! Benton County Museum staff member, Mary Gallagher, led a walking tour of the historic buildings in downtown Corvallis, Oregon on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The weather was perfect, and the crowd of 15 participants enjoyed the tour.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Philomath College Building Window Rehabilitation Project

After several months of work on windows in need of rehabilitation and repair, all windows are back in place in the Old Philomath College building which houses the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath, Oregon. The project was funded in part by a grant from the Heritage Programs Division, State Historic Preservation Office, Oregon Parks and Recreation.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Karen Illman Miller: The Art of Katazome

Benton County Historical Society is honored to host Karen Illman Miller: The Art of Katazome, a dramatic exhibition of unique fiber arts. The exhibition will be open May 1 through June 13, 2009. Please view online photos of the exhibition at