Benton County Museums


Benton County Museums


Your support allows us to do what we do. Our members and donors are vital to our success!


When you become a member of the Benton County Historical Society, you become part of a vital, growing organization. Members receive:

  • Our quarterly newsletter, The Society Record
  • Free admission to the Corvallis Museum
  • Free or reduced admission to special events
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Patron level and above includes membership in NARM, the North American Reciprocal Museum Association, plus two guest passes to the Corvallis Museum.


Your donations directly support operations, staffing, educational programs, and exhibitions of the BCHS Museums.

  • If you would like to make a gift to the Endowment fund, please specify Endowment in the Fund drop-down menu. Your gift will be added to our restricted investment funds that provide regular payouts to support the BCHS.

You can make a difference; every donation helps!


Volunteers are integral to the success of BCHS.

  • Volunteers work as Board members, as gallery attendants and tour guides, assist with processing and housing artifacts, are on call, help with special events and with visitor services.

If you’d like to see what areas we currently need help in, please give us a call!



We would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for their generous contributions to the Benton County Historical Society. We encourage our membership and community to frequent these businesses that have shown their support for our museums.


Benton Community Foundation

    • Ron & Ann Marek Endowment Fund
    • David & Nita Smith Endowment Fund
    • Leslie & Margaret Wheeler Family Fund
  • Corvallis Rotary

  • Mario & Alma Pastega Family Foundation

  • McDowell Charitable Trust

  • Oregon Community Foundation

    • Benton County Historical Society and Museum Endowment Fund
    • Martha Keasey Sub-Fund of the BCHS Endowment Fund
    • Marion Moreland Frazier Endowment Fund
  • Corvallis Community Thrift Shop

  • Oregon State University Foundation

    • Horner Museum Fund
    • Mary Ann Towey Memorial Fund
  • Philomath Community Foundation

  • Plum Creek Foundation


    Harland Pratt Development


    Barker-Uerlings Insurance

    City of Philomath

    Consumers Power, Inc.

    The Corvallis Depot

    Melissa Weintraub

    E4 Ranch

    Edward Jones- John M. Croy, Financial Advisor

    Marek & Lanker, LLC

    Pheasant Court Winery The Wine Vault

    Philomath Family Medicine

    Starker Forest


    The Monte G. Boggs Trust

    The Elizabeth May Russell Living Trust

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    Your support makes a difference to the museums, educational programs, and exhibitions.