1101 Main Street in Philomath,OR 97370
Tu-Sat 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
(541) 929-6230
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Since 1951, the Benton County Historical Society has been preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and manuscripts. After Philomath citizens prevented the demolition of the 1867 Philomath College building and placed it on the National Register of Historic Places, The Society opened the building to the public in 1980 as a history museum, research library and art gallery. http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org

The museum's facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/BentonCountyMuseum.

2012 exhibition "Common Courage: A century of women's history in Benton County, Oregon"

Common Courage is an exhibition of women's history that exemplifies many of the experiences and accomplishments shared by Benton County women over the past century. In 2012, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Oregon. This year-long exhibition exemplifies changing roles in politics, education, occupations, fashion, and athletic opportunities, and honors Benton County women in uniform.