Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through
- 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
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
Kids Day is July 22nd - Sign-Up Now!
Kids Pioneer Day is just around the bend at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Don’t miss out on the fun and activities planned from 9am to noon on Wednesday, July 22nd in Moro, Oregon. We still have spaces available for our young pioneers that completed grades K-4 this past school year.
This fun and educational program will provide hands-on experiences for participants to see first-hand how our pioneers dealt with everyday events.
Students will be able to learn about and experience chores from this era, such as grinding flour, baking bread, churning butter, and washing clothes. They will also see how pioneer children have fun with simple games, crafts and music. Everyone that participates gets to take home all of the fun crafts and things they make the old fashion way!
This will be open to students who have completed Kindergarten through 4th grades. You must pre-register to reserve a spot. Be sure to include your payment of $10.00 with your registration. Lunch will NOT be included, but participants will get to sample generous portions of food that they prepare.
Students need to be picked-up promptly at noon.
Don’t miss out on this fun and educational day at the Sherman County Historical Museum! More information is available in our brochure or by calling the Museum 541-565-3232.
A Century of Rural Living
Patriotism: Pride & Anguish
Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads
Wheat Through the Ages
Cultivation, Conservation & Clothespins
Sherman County Journal: Paper, Ink & Presses
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 www.shermanmuseum.org/html/sc_fortherecord.html or call 541-565-3232.
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.
Volunteers are always needed and welcome! The
governance structure is formed to provide many small and large assignments to balance
the work load. Tasks include research, writing, exhibit production, filing,
painting, telephoning, marketing and hosting the museum. For more information visit Volunteer Opportunities and out Volunteers pages. Come on, it's fun!
Things 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.
Oregon Museum List | Our
Washington Museum List |
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