Celebrating the history and culture of Benton County, Oregon

U.S.S. Longshaw

Part 2: U.S. Navy Veteran Robert Rose

The previous story contained Robert Rose’s account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  He survived but the ship he was on (the Nevada) was damaged. 

U.S. Navy Veteran Robert Rose

In conjunction with Veterans Day, the Corvallis Museum opened a new exhibit which details the military service and later contributions of several Benton County veterans.

Queen conch shell featured museum artifact

Featured Artifact: Queen Conch

When the Benton County Historical Society obtained the Horner Collection from Oregon State University, it acquired hundreds of shells donated by collectors, including Julia Beard,

North Bend Oregon myrtlewood wooden nickle

Oregon Myrtlewood

The Oregon myrtle tree grows only in a small area of southwestern Oregon and Northern California. The tree is evergreen, with yellow flowers and leaves

Water Works: Religious Uses

Water Works is a current exhibition at the Philomath Museum that features object related to how we use water.  One topic the exhibition doesn’t cover

Corvallis Fall Festiva

Corvallis Fall Festival 50th Anniversary

This coming weekend (September 23-24, 2023), the Corvallis Fall Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event was created in 1973 by the Chamber of

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