Sherman County Historical Society and MuseumMuseum Entrance
Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
  • May – October 31 open daily 10am to 5pm
  • Members Free
  • Admission: $5 Adults $1 Students
  • Shop the Museum Store
  • Artist Series:  Local Artist featured each month
  • Hosted daily by local volunteers

The Museum comprises 16,000 square feet and over 15,000 artifacts used in Native American families, Oregon Trail  migration, rural households, churches, schools, businesses, livestock production, dry-land wheat farming and conservation, military units and patriotic efforts.

Over 70 of the county's 2,000 residents volunteer at the Museum.  We are a unique non-profit county museum with interpretive exhibits of tools and equipment used by families in wheat and  livestock production, homes, businesses, schools and churches on the Columbia Plateau, and hands-on experiences for everyone! 

We are the 70 plus friendly volunteers at the Sherman County Historical Museum! The museum is the 1994 recipient of the American Association for State and Local History's  prestigious Corey Award for vigor, scholarship and imagination...  something like an Oscar for small volunteer operated museums!

Sherman County Quilt Documentation Project

What is the Sherman County Quilt Documentation Project?
It is a group of Sherman County volunteers – quilt historians, quilt enthusiasts and quilt makers – who believe it is time to survey, record, preserve and share the stories of Sherman County quilts and their makers. This project is associated with the Oregon Quilt Project and the Willamette Heritage Center and made possible with a grant from the Sherman County Cultural Coalition. Learn more and get involved here!


Fundraiser for Sherman County Historical Museum LED Lighting Project - Sign-Up Now!

Where:  Wasco Annex, 903 Barnett Street, Wasco, Oregon
When:  October 21st @ 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Why:  Fundraiser for the Sherman County Historical Museum
How: Register now at

Come support the Sherman County Historical Museum by attending their fundraising event Paint Nite, Wednesday, October 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Wasco Annex in Wasco, Oregon. The museum is raising money to switch over to LED lighting and needs your help buying LED bulbs and lights for the Sherman County Historical Museum. 

The museum is raising money to switch over to LED lighting and needs your help buying LED bulbs and lights for the Sherman County Historical Museum. Replacing light bulbs used in the museum exhibits to LED will reduce power usage, minimize heat generated, and also eliminate the need for filters all while improving light quality and efficiency.  Presently the lighting system is running at full capacity and no additional canister fixtures can be added but by transiting to LED more lights can be added since they use less electricity.

No experience required!  While you are sipping on a glass of wine or beer, our performing artist will guide you step-by-step on transforming your blank canvas into a masterpiece! Ok, maybe not a masterpiece but a darn good painting that you’ll be proud to hang above your mantelpiece!  Events are typically two hours long and involve drinking, painting, laughter, and a jolly good time!

You just bring your fun-loving friends and we provide all the painting supplies: a canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, music and a good time!  If you are feeling creative, change the colors to suit your décor or go completely rouge. We use non-toxic washable acrylic paint but please wear clothes you won’t worry about that wild spot of paint that could land on you.

Come out early before getting started, and secure your seats and do a little wine tasting. We will start painting promptly at 7:00 p.m. Drinks are available for purchase and NOT included in the ticket price.  This in an adult painting party!  Events are for adults, 21+ only. 

Register now at


Sherman County Journal Collection Gets New Life

A Kluge job press, a Miehle flat bed press, and a Linotype with Self-Quadder are on the minds of the Sherman County Historical Society's Museum Team. It's time to get the Sherman County Journal collection out of storage and on public view. Read more about this exciting project: Sherman County Newspapers: Beginnings, Sherman County Journal Question, Sherman County Journal Funders and Sherman County Journal Inventory.


Storytellers, Detectives, Editoris and Historians......

Storytellers are greatly appreciated by the readers of Sherman County: For The Record! Are you thinking about writing a story about your family, an event or someone in Sherman County? How about collecting stories to share? Or interviewing interesting people? Or… being interviewed as you tell your story? On Tuesday, March 18th at 10 a.m., storytellers are invited to gather at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro to talk about our Sherman County stories and to learn about the process used in sharing them in the twice-yearly local history publication, For The Record. The interim editorial team, volunteers Mark Fields, Sherry Kaseberg and Chris Sanders, are prepared to tell it like…  the fun it is… start to finish, pulling it all together.

Join us for this discussion, and bring your ideas for preserving local stories! Bring your friends! For more information, see or call 541-565-3232.


Wind Turbines in Sherman CountyThings to Do and See in Sherman County!

Do you live here, are you passing through or coming for a visit! There is a lot to do and see in Sherman County and the surrounding area
. View this handy list of ideas and check out the calendar of events (County Calendar) (Museum Calendar), and while you are here, stop by the Visitors Center and Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro!

Oregon and Washington Museum Lists

The Sherman County Historical Museum has been compiling lists of museums in Oregon and Washington.  The lists were pulled together by information submitted by visitors, other web sites, and by the museums themselves.  Enjoy!

| Our Oregon Museum List | Our Washington Museum List |

Please e-mail us to make corrections and or additions.  E-mail at

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