Corvallis Oregon Museums

The Corvallis Oregon Museum of Natural History and the Oregon Historical Society have announced the opening of a new exhibition, "Break the Avenue," presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, Portland.

The mission of both museums is to strengthen the academic mission of the University of Oregon and to promote understanding of the history and culture of Corvallis, Oregon, and the region as a whole. The BCHS Philomath is home to the Oregon Museum of Natural History's collection of more than 2,000 specimens, making it the third largest cultural collection in Oregon. It has the largest collection of its kind in the United States, with over 1,500 copies from the United States and Canada.

Oregon is full of places and experiences that will fill your conference itinerary with enthusiasm. Art collectors, art travelers and artists will find the Oregon Museum of Natural History and BCHS Philomath as well as the Corvallis Museum very useful. Group tours are often combined with local galleries, including the University of Oregon Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum and many others. Be sure to check out the annual Oregon Museums and Art Galeries calendar, which is available online throughout the year.

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, historic Albany offers changing exhibits that give visitors a glimpse into the lives of Oregon's early settlers. Take a tour of the historic buildings and admire a variety of exhibits from the Oregon Museum of Natural History and BCHS Philomath.

Winemakers include Tyee Winery, which was once an old milking shed that now serves as an art gallery next to the tasting room, and Belle Vallee, located on Corvallis' historic waterfront. The Deschutes brewery is another stop on the way, which also offers event facilities and a venue for group events. Enter the Oregon Museum of Natural History and BCHS Philomath, as well as the Willamette Valley Historical Society.

NY has designed the 19,000-square-foot museum, which will be a significant expansion of the Philomath facility. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located in a former textile factory on the south side of Corvallis, next to the Oregon State Capitol.

Plans are in the works to build a house for the Horner Collection, most of which is now in storage, as well as other collections that have survived in Benton County's history. Ron and Ann Marek established a fund to support the construction of a new museum on the site of the old Corvallis Public Library.

The purpose of the Foundation is to inspire youth to learn and appreciate human activities, wonders and natural phenomena, while demonstrating the appeal of Benton County, Oregon to youth. The Museum of the Gorge of Life offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of life in the region from the beginnings of agriculture to the present day, as well as a variety of natural and cultural activities.

Lawton said, "Benton County Performing Arts Center and Oregon Bach Festival are cornerstones of cultural activities in the region and provide the Grammy-winning Oregon Festival, the largest and most prestigious classical music festival in Oregon. The Museum of the Gorge of Life, and will exhibit works by artists from all over the country, as well as explore their practices.

Megan Clark lives in Oregon and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in public health from Oregon State University, Eugene. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Eastern Oregon College in La Grande and graduated from the Department of Psychology at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Megan Clark has two children, a husband and two daughters, ages 5 and 6, and also lives in Oregon.

She is currently working with David Frank on a book about the life and work of John Connolly, who served on Oregon State University's board of trustees for the civil rights movement. He was the principal administrator there during the protest years of the early 1970s and has been a professor at the University of Oregon School of Public Health and an associate professor of public health at the University of Oregon for over 30 years.

Her career in cultural resource management at the museum took her from the Oregon Historical Society to the Portland Museum of Natural History and then Oregon State University. She has long worked with historic organizations such as the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service and the State of Oregon.

While it is well known that the city's inhabitants spend more per capita than the local visitors, BCHS is planning a new museum and going a step further. Visit Bend has launched the Bend Ale Trail to showcase local breweries and craft beers in Bend and other parts of the state, she said.

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