Celebrating the history and culture of Benton County, Oregon

Water Pipe

Getting water from its source to use first involved carrying heavy pails full of water. Eventually, pipes were laid to bring the water to the

Walt Disney

Welcome to 2023!  This year is the 100th anniversary of  the Walt Disney Company. The Benton County Historical Society’s collection includes several Disney-related items. The

Electron Microscope

When the Benton County Historical Society acquired the Horner Collection, it received a number of scientific equipment.  The largest of these instruments is the RCA 


As I recently needed new eyeglasses, I was curious about the styles that were popular in the past.  The Benton County Historical Society’s collection contains numerous

Candle Histories

December 21 is the shortest day of the year.  For many years, candles were one of the few sources of light during these dark days.  Today, candles

Children’s Farm Home, Corvallis, Oregon

 One hundred years ago, the Oregon Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)  purchased 245 acres north of Corvallis from Harry Ashbahr in order to build the Children’s

More of Edna Finley’s Irish Bend Memories

The last post contained Edna Finley Buchanan’s memories of childhood in the Irish Bend area. This post will continue those recollections with her descriptions of

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