Oregon By Nature


Enjoy a Visit to Oregon’s Past and Present!
Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. Its goal is to preserve the material culture of Benton County, Oregon. It strives to enrich people’s lives through interesting exhibitions and educational programs.

Oregon By Nature
includes Oregon state symbols, a 19th century Klamath canoe made from a single fir tree, mammals, birds, fossils, rocks, a hands-on area and a few other surprises. The artifacts were selected, not in an effort to be scientifically comprehensive, but rather to demonstrate the diversity, beauty, and mystery of Oregon’s natural environment. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.
Also during your visit, the Horner Museum “glowing rocks” are on display, in addition to the rotating art exhibitions in the Moreland Auditorium.

Oregon By Nature
Oregon By Nature, a year-long exhibition of natural history specimens from the Benton County Museum collections, is open now through November 9, 2013!
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Admission is always free!

Please call (541) 929-6230 for more information or visit their web site at

Benton County Museum is located at: 1101 Main St, Philomath, OR 97370

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