Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
|Contact: Sherry Kaseberg
News release. June 30, 2007
An exhibit, Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins!,opened the weekend of June 30 at the Sherman County Historical Society's Museum in Moro, according to Del Peake, Society President. Designed by Cameron Kaseberg, produced by the Society's Exhibit team and David Fritts, it's housed in a large steel agricultural structure. The exhibit, over 5,000 square feet, indoors and out, features something of interest to everyone with its large motorized agricultural equipment, an Eakin family John Deere combine, Coats' Caterpillar tractor, cultivation implements, an early electrified kitchen recreated from a farm east of Moro, cream separator, walk-in freezer/cooler, a clothesline, electric ironer and children's outdoor toys, Russel Belshee's Packard, the Mobley-Bibby truck, telephone pole and line, a soil and water conservation display, and a farm shop for the period 1920-1965.
It takes a community to operate this facility; seventeen volunteers turned out to put the shine on this exhibit in preparation for the season, including Sherman County's Oregon Youth Conservation Corps - Bennie, Jonathan and Nikki and their crew leader Donna Birtwhistle.
The Sherman County Museum's 15,000 square foot complex in Moro comprises two interpretive exhibit buildings telling the story of the land between the three rivers, Deschutes, John Day and Columbia. Visitors experience hands-on activities in Oregon Trails, Rails & Roads in Sherman County, Wheat Through The Ages, Pride & Patriotism, and Rural Living exhibits.
Sherman County's all-volunteer national-award-winning history museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily through October. Museum Hosts operate the county's free-of-charge Visitor Information Center and The Museum Store.