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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year there's something for everyone!

Fine Artsfeatured
Corvallis Museum

Monday, July 22, 2024

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discovering Museum Artifacts: Sketching & Watercolor Sessions

SPEAKER: Camila Godoy Valdés

Corvallis Museum

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

6:30 p.m.

Kitten Yoga!

SPEAKER: Rachell Hoffman

In collaboration with Heartland Humane and Love Yoga Studios, we are hosting Kitten Yoga!

West Coast Aviation
Corvallis Museum

Friday, August 2, 2024

10:30 a.m.

Lighter Than Air: West Coast Aviators and the Dawn of Flight

SPEAKER: Richard Goodrich

Based upon his new book, L.A. Birdmen, historian Richard Goodrich offers an entertaining account of West Coast pilots and explains why these men rather than the Wright Brothers were America's pilots.

LecturesFine Arts
Corvallis Museum

Thursday, August 8, 2024

4:00 p.m.

Then & Now: Art as Foundation Panel Discussion

SPEAKER: Clint Brown, Hannah Theiss, Cynthia Spencer, Erinn Gavaghan

Join us for a discussion highlighting how to honor legacy and history without stifling future generations.

Current Exhibits

Stories, inspiration, and an artist's journey.

2024 museum exhibition at Philomath, Oregon, USA
Philomath Museum

March 10, 2024

What Is It?

This exhibition shares unusual and outdated artifacts from our permanent collection. ...
Corvallis Museum

April 3, 2024

- July 29, 2024

Spirit Coalescent

The Spirit Coalescent illuminates the bond between the human experience and nature and how we learn our role and heal from the elements around us. ...
The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection
Philomath Museum

July 20, 2024

- October 12, 2024

The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection

This exhibition highlights quilts from the Volckening Collection, made between 1760 and the present day. ...

Research & Collections

Our collection includes over 140,000 artifacts, including 60,000 pieces in the Horner Collection which was acquired by BCHS in 2008. The collection consists of photographs, historical documents, textiles, quilts, clothing, domestic arts, farm implements, natural history, scientific instruments, and personal possessions.

Visit the museums

We look forward to your visit! Click below for directions and hours.

Corvallis Museum

Located in Downtown Corvallis near Riverfront Park, shopping and dining.

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Philomath Museum

Located on Main Street in Philomath, just five miles west of Corvallis.

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