March 04, 2015
March 4, 1888. "Buddha, Old Books, Fertility Gods are Featured at Horner Museum," declared a modern newspaper headline describing a collection at Oregon State in Corvallis. How did the John Horner museum get such a variety of items? The article continued, "The Horner Museum has quite a history. It was well enough known by 1888 for an official of Wells, Fargo & Co's Express to write, 'We will carry shipments for the Oregon Agricultural College Museum over our lines free.'" There you have it!