Marci Sischo | 04/04/2022 | Arts and Culture, Featured on Home Page, History

Historic Preservation Month 2022

May is Historic Preservation Month, when we celebrate the nation’s heritage through historic places. Organizations across the country - including right here in Corvallis and Benton County - arrange activities, tours, and celebrations showcasing local history. There's a little something for every history lover to find in our area.

Spectres of Benton County Past, Part II

This year, the Benton County Historic Resources Commission is again partnering with Conundrum House to bring the past to life through a mystery adventure game, "Spectres of Benton County Past, Part II."

Enjoy Part I of Spectres of Benton County Past, which was created through the fantastical imagination and technological wizardry of Adrienne Fritze and Mark van der Pol of Conundrum House, a local Corvallis business dedicated to the art of fun through games. Spectres is historically factual with a twist of fiction. Replay the first season of Spectres - or discover it for the first time! - during the month of April at The second season of Spectres starts May 7th and a new episode will release on the 14th and the 21st, with a culminating grand finale at the Corvallis Museum on the 28th.

This game is free and open to all ages. The game is a family friendly event and, since it can be played entirely online, you can share this fun and exciting event with family and friends from other communities and states. Sign up for the game here.

For more information, contact Inga Williams, Community Development Department, at 541-766-6027 or by email.

Historic Walking & Driving Tours in Corvallis

Explore Corvallis and Benton County and discover our history with a variety of self-guided walking and driving tours!

The tours here will guide you around various areas of Benton County and Corvallis, showcasing historic homes and locations, and offering a little background on each stop. Most of these tours were designed for walking, but can be driven as well - although you might want to bring a friend to help you navigate as you drive.

Find self-guided historic walking and driving tours here.

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