November 6, 2011
Sherman County Cultural Coalition Grant Awarded
Moro, Ore. – The Sherman County Historical Society is pleased to announce a generous grant of $500 from the Sherman County Cultural Coalition. These funds were used to purchase supplies for cleaning decades of oil, grime and ink from Sherman County Journal furnishings and machines selected for an exhibit in 2012: Linotype machine, Miehle flatbed press, Hamilton type cabinet, Kluge job press, a proof press, lead caster, lead saw, cast iron lever cutter, paper folding machine, and Addressograph.
Acting upon the advice of technicians and preservationists, the Museum Team purchased Scotchbrite pads, solvent, WD-40, steel wool, and disposable shop rags, masks and gloves. Volunteers donated toothbrushes, eyelash brushes and tarps.
On November 1st, volunteers, with help from Metro Rigging, moved 14 large machines to the Museum for the cleaning process. For the next four days, up to 13 volunteers engaged in cleaning metal machinery and in preparing the exhibit space each day. Work will continue until conditions meet expectations for the next move. Lunch is provided for project volunteers.
Though the museum is closed for the winter, volunteers are working on week days 9 to 4 – as long as it takes! Interested volunteers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or show up at the door!