Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
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Sherman County Historical Society
Seeks Executive Director

As the Society prepares to hire its first full-time director, a brief review of its history is appropriate. The position notice and job description can be reached through these links. Information about Sherman County and Sherman County School District may be found below..

Position Notice | Executive Director Job Description

A Brief Review of the Society's History

Founded in 1945, the Sherman County Historical Society's mission is to gather, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit and Publicationspublish materials related to the history of Sherman County.

In 1982, the American Legion Post in Moro donated their building for use as a Museum and required that one room therein was to be reserved for patriotic and military exhibits. The Society opened the Museum in the summer of 1983, the only public historic preservation organization in the County.

The Society has published a twice-yearly newsletter, The Plow, and a popular twice-yearly historical anthology, Sherman County: For the Record, since 1983.

A new wing was completed in 1993 with our first interpretive exhibit, Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads and a connecting lobby entrance with The Museum Store and Visitor Information Center.

The Society is the 1994 recipient of the American Association for State and Local History's prestigious Corey Award for vigor, scholarship and imagination shown in the work of small volunteer-operated history museums ...  something like an Oscar for this category!

Wheat Through The AgesIn 1996, work began on our second interpretive exhibit, Wheat through the Ages and, as with the first, we worked with scholars funded by the Oregon Council for the Humanities.

A new building completed in 2001 houses our third interpretive exhibit, Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins, taking our story from horsepower to electricity and motors!

The Museum comprises 15,902 square feet holding over 15,000 artifacts used by Native American families, Oregon Trail pioneers, rural households, churches, schools, businesses, livestock producers, conservation-minded dry-land wheat farmers, and military personnel.

Works in progress include the preparation and production of the Sherman County Journal print shop exhibit.

Sherman County, Oregon: The Land between the Rivers!

Imagine the heritage and recreational opportunities in our deep canyons, campsites and parks of the John Day,Mt. Hood from Sherman County Columbia and Deschutes rivers! Follow the Oregon Trail from river crossing to river crossing through rolling wheat fields. Enjoy spectacular mountain vistas from the ridges, and experience the scale of wind turbines and the John Day Dam.

Six small towns – Biggs, Rufus, Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley and Kent – provide basic services for the 1,750 residents of the county. The county seat is Moro, elevation 1,807'. The economy is based on wheat, barley, cattle, wind energy and tourism.

Sherman County School District, Library and Pre-schools

Sherman Junior/Senior High School, our unique Sherman County Public/School Library and the athletic complex are centrally located one mile south of Moro on Highway 97. Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley serves children in grades kindergarten through six.

Position Notice | Executive Director Job Description


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