Artist Series - Sherman County Elementary Students
May
1
to May 31

Artist Series - Sherman County Elementary Students

Billy goats, fat cats, flowers, dancing cows and cactus are some of the things you will see from the talented student artists of Sherman Elementary and their spring artwork on display at the Sherman County Historical Museum during the month of May.  Visitors can enjoy all the bursts of color and creativity from the Kindergarten to 5th grade artists featured everyday this month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  displayed in the museum.

There is no charge for this exhibit located in the museum and each month the Sherman County Historical Museum will feature a different local artist.   Don’t miss a chance to see some fantastic art from our local community members.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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May
28
to May 31

Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, you can visit the Sherman County Historical museum for free through the Blue Star Museums program.

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer by emailing bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.

The Sherman County Historical Museum announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Mother’s Day/Free Admission for Mom!

The Sherman County Historical Museum is free all day Sunday, May 13th, for all mothers from 1pm to 5pm in celebration of Mother’s Day!  Bring Mom and the entire family to enjoy some Sherman County history and fun.  The lobby is bright and cheery with art from the Sherman Elementary students who are the featured artists for the month of May. 

Happy Mother’s Day and hope to see you at the Sherman County Historical Museum!

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Museum Opening Day
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Museum Opening Day

Opening of the Sherman County Historical Museum is on May 1, 2018 in Moro, Oregon.  For this 2018 season the museum has a new temporary exhibit to share, “From This Day Forward”: A Wedding Exhibit.  We are so excited about our new exhibit!  The museum would like to invite the community to share their wedding photos to be displayed alongside wedding photos from our archives.  Be part of  history and be part of our photo display!

Visit the museum is to see the creative work of the Sherman Elementary Students that are the local featured artists for the month of May.  The museum will be open every day from 10am to 5pm May 1st to October 31st.

We are a Nationally Award Winning museum and it we look forward to sharing our local history. 

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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From This Day Forward: Wedding Exhibit, Free Open House Preview Party
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

From This Day Forward: Wedding Exhibit, Free Open House Preview Party

“From This Day Forward”: A Wedding Exhibit is the new exhibit at the Sherman County Historical Museum.  We are so excited about our new exhibit we will be having a Preview Event on Sunday, April 29th from 1pm to 4pm at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, Oregon.  We will be having a "reception" with wedding cake, and refreshments! 

The museum would like to also invite the community to share their wedding photo to be displayed alongside wedding photos from our archives.  Be part of  history and be part of our photo display!  Another reason to visit the museum is to see the creative work of the Sherman Elementary Students that are the local featured artists for the month of May.

May 1st is the official opening day of the museum and will be open every day from 10am to 5pm May 1st to October 31st. 

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Photography by Jeremy Lanthorn

Moro, OR -The Sherman County local Artist Series is featuring photography by Jeremy Lanthorn for the month of September at the Sherman County Historical Museum.  Jeremy, his wife Kara (Blagg), children T’Sharra and Jacob moved to Sherman County in 2011 and live out of Grass Valley.  They have strong family roots here in the county and quickly settled into to country life and Jeremy can be  seen at many school events taking sports photos for Sherman Jr/Sr High School.

Jeremy has always loved photography.  While in college Jeremy took some photography courses and has progressed over time from the dark room to the digital world.  In 2008, before his daughter T’Sharra was born, he purchased his first digital camera and has been learning and improving his photography every day.  Jeremy loves learning new things about his camera and always working to get the best shot.  He continues to perfect his art by learning from the best, whether through listening to photography podcasts, YouTube videos, reading articles, studying other photographer's work or just following them around.  It is easy to see Jeremy’s passion for photography grows more each day, “My goals as a photographer are to capture memories of events and families, shoot live action sporting events, especially wrestling, and using my camera to show things that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to see.”

Please visit the Sherman County Historical Museum to see Jeremy Lanthorn’s Photography in person. There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby of the museum for the month of August.  The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

You can see more of Jeremy’s work on the web at: www.jeremylanthorn.com/Portfolio.  Jeremy also takes great senior and family photos, Christmas cards and he is available for weddings, events, infants, maternity, and lifestyle shoots as well and has a money back guarantee!  Contact Jeremy for details at: Jlanthorn@gmail.com or (541) 993-2446. 

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org.

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Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Jerrine Belshe

Moro, OR – October is the last month of the local Artist Series at the Sherman County Historical Museum and is featuring oil paintings by Jerrine Belshe.   Jerrine was born and raised in Grass Valley, Oregon and attended Grass Valley Grade School, Moro High School and was a member of the first graduating class of Sherman Union High School in 1957.  Working and living briefly in Pullman, Washington, Jerrine and husband Jim Belshe headed back to Sherman County after Jim graduated from Washington State University in 1961 and began a lifetime of ranching and raising their 3 children.

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Jerrine’s art experience began at a class in Moro, Oregon given by Loleta Miller Smith Martin in 1978.  That painting she created at her first art class is among the amazing artwork and variety of pictures that she has on display this month in the museum lobby.  Jerrine enjoys all types of art.  Through the years she has tried different mediums, from pastels to watercolors and drawing but always seems to go back to creating with the oil paints.  Jerrine has a love of drawing and painting and the challenge to bring a picture to life on a flat canvas with her pallet of colors.  She still uses the rules she learned in those first art classes and continues to still have fun creating art.

Please visit the museum to see the wonderful collection of oil paintings by Jerrine. They are simply beautiful and a display any art lover would treasure.  There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby of the museum for the month of October.  The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 31.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Paula King’s Quilting

Moro, OR – The Sherman County local Artist Series is featuring Quilting by Paula King for the month of July at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Paula has lived most of her life in Sherman County. She grew up in Wasco and has spent the last 44 years with her husband Jeff in Grass Valley, Oregon. In 2006 at the local quilt shop, Lisa’s In Stitches, Paula made her first quilt and has been hooked on quilting ever since. Paula has become an accomplished quilt maker and said she received help from Nationally Published Quilter, Sharon Tucker whom she still works with on projects. Paula has taken many different classes over the years and wishes she had more time to dedicate to her quilting hobby. “This is something I enjoy very much…” Paula said when talking about her love of quilting. If you enjoy quilts and quilting projects that are beautiful you will not want to miss out on viewing Paula’s artwork during the month of July!

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Please visit the museum to see Quilts by Paula King. There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby of the museum during July. The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Lariat Baskets by Rene’ Moore

Moro, OR – The Sherman County local Artist Series is featuring Lariat Baskets handmade by Rene’ Moore for the month of June at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Rene’ is from Moro, Oregon and enjoys her hobby of making baskets from used lariat ropes. Rene’ prefers those broken in ropes more than the new lariat ropes and thinks they make a prettier basket. The used lariat ropes get a little bit fuzzy and Rene’ likes the way they look. New ropes are expensive to buy in stores but finding a set of team ropers is the ideal source of ropes since they are always using two ropes and don’t like to use ropes too long since they will lose their shape. Rene’ uses a very hot soldering iron to melt together the rope to make her baskets and the designs for a basket are endless and no two baskets will ever look the same. 

Please visit the museum to see Rene’ Moore’s baskets. There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby for the month of June. The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Sherman Elementary Students

Moro, OR – The 2015 Featured Artists for May at the Sherman County Historical Museum are the Sherman Elementary students.  Displayed on the museum lobby wall, visitors can enjoy the bursts of color that will welcome you all month long.  Their fabulous creations of artwork have brought spring indoors.  From watercolors to oil pastels the artwork is cheery and bright.   You will enjoy a close up encounter with sunflowers or earth art to celebrate Earth Day plus many more themes and styles of art.  Thank you Sherman Elementary for sharing your talents!

There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby until the end of May.   
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Free Admission for Mother’s Day

Moro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Museum is free all day Sunday, May 10th, from 10am to 5pm in celebration of Mother’s Day!  Bring Mom and the entire family to enjoy some Sherman County history and fun.  The lobby is bright and cheery with art from the Sherman Elementary students who are the featured artists for the month of May. 

Happy Mother’s Day and hope to see you at the Sherman County Historical Museum!
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for the 2015 Season

Moro, OR – May 1st the Sherman County Historical Museum opens for the season and visitors are welcome daily 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through October.  Journey through time and learn about Sherman County and enjoy the exhibits that share this county’s heritage.  Along with viewing artifacts and photographs of the past check out rotating displays of newly donated items, Community Collections and each month see a new local artist featured on the lobby wall.  The month of May will feature the artwork of students from Sherman County Elementary.
 
Visitors will enjoy being greeted by the friendly volunteers and experiencing the first-rate interpretive and hands-on exhibits at the museum as they learn about Sherman County.   Patriotism: Pride and Anguish, Wheat Through the Ages, The Sherman County Journal: Paper, Ink & Presses, Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins and Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads in Sherman County are among the exhibits to enjoy. 
 
Come take a walk on the rural side and discover what is new at Sherman County’s national-award-winning museum.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Sherman County Crafting Ladies

Moro, OR - On any given day you can find a group of very talented ladies gathering in Sherman County to visit, support and create together some the most beautiful and crafty works of art you will find in Rural America.  These country ladies not only create for themselves they also create for charity.  This month they have a display on the lobby wall of the Sherman County Historical Museum and they are October’s featured artists.  

It started years ago, these ladies coming together, and over time they have moved their locations around the county.  These days the basement of the Moro Presbyterian Church is a weekly hot spot for being crafty and on the 3rd Thursday of the month you can find them at the museum.  Besides the oodles of wonderful gifts for friends and families these ladies have blessed babies to the elderly with hundreds of items being donated to those in need from our local schools to as far away as Haiti.  They have made blankets, diapers, lap quilts, walker-baskets as well as notecards.  Did I mention most of them are artists, painters and photographers too?  

Please stop by and see the handy work of Penny Eakin, Joan Jaeger, Sheila Weber, Dawn Lohrey, Vicki Frey, Pat Green, Donna Schuh, Deanna Padget, Nancy Drinkard, Carol MacKenzie, and Donna Birtwistle being displayed on the lobby wall for the month of October at the Sherman County Historical Museum!

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon and open daily 10am-5pm May through October.  For more information call 541.565.3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sherman County Artist Series – Sherman County Crafting Ladies

Moro, OR - On any given day you can find a group of very talented ladies gathering in Sherman County to visit, support and create together some the most beautiful and crafty works of art you will find in Rural America.  These country ladies not only create for themselves they also create for charity.  This month they have a display on the lobby wall of the Sherman County Historical Museum and they are October’s featured artists.  

It started years ago, these ladies coming together, and over time they have moved their locations around the county.  These days the basement of the Moro Presbyterian Church is a weekly hot spot for being crafty and on the 3rd Thursday of the month you can find them at the museum.  Besides the oodles of wonderful gifts for friends and families these ladies have blessed babies to the elderly with hundreds of items being donated to those in need from our local schools to as far away as Haiti.  They have made blankets, diapers, lap quilts, walker-baskets as well as notecards.  Did I mention most of them are artists, painters and photographers too?  

Please stop by and see the handy work of Penny Eakin, Joan Jaeger, Sheila Weber, Dawn Lohrey, Vicki Frey, Pat Green, Donna Schuh, Deanna Padget, Nancy Drinkard, Carol MacKenzie, and Donna Birtwistle being displayed on the lobby wall for the month of October at the Sherman County Historical Museum!

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon and open daily 10am-5pm May through October.  For more information call 541.565.3232 or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/shermancountymuseum and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Sep
14
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman County Artist Series – Donna Birtwistle South Africa Travels

Moro, OR –Donna Birtwistle, of Moro, Oregon, has brought South Africa to the Sherman County Historical Museum displaying and sharing her travels, adventures and selected hand painted art work collected from Cape Town to Botswana.  Enjoy viewing the photos on the museum lobby wall and her personal scrapbook for all visitors to view.  The Sherman County Artist Series is always free of charge and Donna’s South African Travels will be exhibited during the month of September.
 
Sunday, September 28th at the Sherman County Historical Museum learn more about the incredible experiences traveling the amazing country of South Africa with a presentation from Donna Birtwistle.  At 1pm refreshments will be served followed by a presentation sharing some of her experiences from swimming with sharks to cultural traditions.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org.

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Jul
25
8:30 PM20:30

Jane Kirkpatrick Book Signing

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Moro, OR -  Join us at the Sherman County Historical Museum for a special book signing with Jane Kirkpatrick on Saturday, August 23rd from 1pm to 3pm.  Jane has a brand new book coming out later this summer so keep your fingers crossed that it will arrive in time for Jane to sign and sell along with her other books  here at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store.    Also being featured at the book signing is a fun read called Ankle High and Knee Deep which is a book of short stories compiled by different woman authors including Jane Kirkpatrick and Sherman County’s Terri Earl about western rural living.
 
See you Saturday, August 23rd at the Sherman County Historical Museum when you pick up your autographed copies of some great books and take a walk on the rural side and tour the museum.  Also, be sure to head up road to check out the Sherman County Fair and stay for the Bull Riding and dance.  We hope to see you there!  
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon and open daily 10am-5pm May through October.  For more information call 541.565.3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Jul
3
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman County Artist Series – Art from the Archives

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Moro, OR – Make a stop at  the Sherman County Historical Museum and see what the Museum Team dug out and dusted off from the archive collection to be displayed for July’s Sherman County Artist Series.  In the museum lobby enjoy a variety of Sherman County treasures featuring Sherman County artists from over one hundred years ago.  Captured in this display you will find local residents with their tractors in downtown Moro, beautiful hand-colored black and white photos of Pacific Northwest Mountains and prize stock on exhibit in Sherman County.

There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby for the month of July.  The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Jun
12
8:30 PM20:30

Spring issue of Sherman County: For The Record

Moro, OR – Sherman County: For the Record, the twice-yearly historical anthology published by Sherman County Historical Society, is in the mail to members. Copies of this and earlier issues may be purchased at The Museum Store in the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, open daily from ten until five.
 
The first of four parts of The Adobe Point Kid, part of an autobiography by Harold Brown will make readers chuckle. Former principal C.A. “Bill” Hockett puts perspective on historic Wasco area school district mergers. Who knew that the plans and plat for the town of Zola existed? Who remembers that the plat for the town of Kenneth was part of the selection of the county seat. An 1898 description of Moro published in The Dalles Times-Mountaineer will be of interest to residents and former residents. Nora Morrow’s 1890s autograph album is sweet. The sad story of hard times and tragedies of the homesteading O’Sullivan family is an example of those who came with vision of free land and left in despair and disappointment.
 
When you pick up your copy of For The Record at The Museum Store check out the inventory of Sherman County t-shirts, toys, wonderful gifts and so much more.


The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Jun
12
8:30 PM20:30

Flag Day Celebration at the Sherman County Museum

Moro, OR – Celebrate Flag Day at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, Oregon. Bring the family and come join the celebration of Flag Day on Saturday, June 14th at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, Oregon.

At 10:30am is the ceremony of raising the flag with our veterans and community. Enjoy free admission to the Sherman County Historical Museum along with kids activities outside. Visit with local veterans and be sure to visit the Military Room view the Military Wall will photos of our local service men and women. The Sherman County Historical Museum had to purchase a new flag pole this year due to the original pole splitting and are asking for donations to help pay for the new flag pole. The site of the pole has been moved to the current entrance of the museum.


The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Jun
1
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman County Artist Series –European Travels with Jessica and Karolyn Kaseberg

Moro, OR – The Sherman County local Artist Series at the Sherman County Historical Museum features European Travels by Jessica and Karolyn Kaseberg from June 1-30.  Visit Germany, Norway, Greece and Turkey with these Sherman County sisters and view the display in the museum lobby of photos and items from their holiday spent in Germany and Norway.  The Kaseberg sisters have been a host family for two exchange students over the past few years and visiting Europe gave them an opportunity to spend time learning, experiencing and getting to see where home was for their exchange students.
 
Also on display are photos of Greece and Turkey where Jessica studied aboard through the University of Montana Western this spring.
 
Jessica Kaseberg and Karolyn Kaseberg are home grown Sherman County girls raised on a wheat ranch not far from Wasco, Oregon with parents Chris and Carrie Kaseberg.  This fall Jessica will attend Oregon State University and Karolyn will be a senior at Sherman Junior Senior High School in Moro, Oregon.  Both girls have gone many places traveling the country and world with their family.  
 
June 11th at 6 p.m. Jessica and Karolyn Kaseberg will be giving a presentation at the Sherman County Historical Museum for Family Night.  Please join us for refreshments and a journey to Europe for the holidays with our Sherman County Kaseberg sisters. 

There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby until the end of June and the award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October. 

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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May
29
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman County Historical Sociaty Annual Meeting

Moro, OR – Sunday, June 1st is the Sherman County Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting and dinner and everyone is welcome to attend.  Come visit and tour the museum enjoying a social hour at 4pm while registering for dinner.  At 5pm, next door at the Senior Center in Moro, Oregon, the Moro Café will be serving a salmon dinner.  After dinner enjoy Richard W. Etulain, a prize-winning historian specializing in the history of the American West, and his presentation on Calamity Jane: The Life and Legends.  Please call and RSVP at 541-565-323.  
 
The Museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October.   The Museum is operated by friendly volunteers with first-rate interpretive exhibits, hands-on activities, and a research genealogy library.  The Sherman County’s Visitor Center is also located at the museum.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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May
20
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman County Artist Series – Sherman Elementary Students

Moro, OR – Spring has arrived here at the Sherman County Historical Museum.  The Sherman Elementary Students have brought sunflowers and spring into the Sherman County Historical Museum with their fabulous artwork!  Displayed on the museum lobby wall, visitors can enjoy the bursts of color that will welcome you during the month of May.
 
From paint to pastels the artwork is cheery and bright.  Beautiful landscapes, giraffes, pigs and sunflowers are a few of the many pictures everyone will enjoy viewing!  
 
There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby until the end of May.   Don’t miss a chance to view the artwork from the budding artist displayed at the Museum.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org .

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Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for the Season

Moro, OR – Opening day is right around the corner!  May 1st the Sherman County Historical Museum opens for the season and visitors are welcome daily 10 a.m. until 5p.m. through October.  Everyone at museum invites you come view the updated Military Photo Wall and each month see a new local artist featured on the lobby wall.  The Sherman County Elementary will share some student artwork to be on display for the month of May.
 
Visitors will enjoy being greeted by the friendly volunteers and experiencing the first-rate interpretive and hands-on exhibits at the museum as they learn about Sherman County’s Heritage.   Patriotism: Pride and Anguish, Wheat Through the Ages, The Sherman County Journal: Paper, Ink & Presses, Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins and Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads in Sherman County are among the exhibits to enjoy. 
 
Come take a walk on the rural side and discover what is new at Sherman County’s national-award-winning museum
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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Mar
31
8:30 PM20:30

Oregon Encyclopedia Community Meeting Contribute Your Knowledge of Sherman County History to the Oregon Encyclopedia

Moro, OR – The Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE) is coming to Sherman County this spring to hold a public community meeting on Oregon history and culture. Test your local history knowledge with a fun trivia quiz, learn about some of the important people, places, and events in Sherman County, and contribute your knowledge of local history to the encyclopedia project.
 
The meeting will be held in Moro on Tuesday, May 13 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sherman County Public Library located at 65912 High School Loop in Moro, Oregon. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Sherman County Historical Museum and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Ulrich H. Hardt, Oregon Encyclopedia Co-Editor-in-Chief will lead a discussion on how to write an Oregon Encyclopedia entry and work with participants to identify Sherman County topics that should be included on the web site. The meeting will include presentations by Arla Melzer from the Sherman County Public Library and Patti Fields, Director of the Sherman County Historical Museum. They will describe the local historical resources available at their institutions, which support the research and writing of local history. 

What year was the Sherman County Courthouse built? During the late 1880s Sherman County was one of the largest producers in the state of what crop? Attend the meeting or browse the Oregon Encyclopedia at www.oregonencyclopedia.org for the answers!
 
The OE is an online resource of the state’s significant people, places, events, and institutions available to anyone with access to the World Wide Web at http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org. The OE is a partnership between the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English (OCTE). This meeting is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

About the Oregon Historical Society and the Oregon Encyclopedia
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon’s primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon’s history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content. Visit www.ohs.org for more information.
 
The OE is an online resource for information on the state’s significant people, places, events, institutions, and biota. Over 1200 entries have been published online and new entries are added every day. For more information visit www.oregonecyclopedia.org. The OE is part of the Oregon Historical Society’s Digital History Projects and is supported by its project partners: Portland State University and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. The OE has received support from a collaborative of the state’s five cultural partners—the Oregon Arts Council, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, and the State Historic Preservation Office—with funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust. The Oregon Council of Teachers of English, the Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon University System, Willamette University, and private donors have provided additional support. 
 
For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.

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Mar
25
8:30 PM20:30

Sherman Development League Grant Awarded

Moro, OR – Sherman County Historical Society Board of Trustees is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Sherman Development League.
 
The Sherman County Historical Museum volunteer team set goals of working with the photo and artifact collections this past winter and it became apparent that additional workspace was needed.  A request to the SDL was made for a computer, software, file cabinets and miscellaneous items to allow museum volunteers to re-organize all of the current workspace.  By receiving this grant, the volunteers re-designed their space, added a computer workstation and focused on the goals to perform data entry of the collections, digitize photos and research on the web.  The volunteer team at the Sherman County Historical Museum appreciates having the additional space and computer as they donate their time, expert skills, and behind the scene workforce to uphold the mission statement of the Sherman County Historical Society to gather, preserve, research, interpret and exhibit objects and materials related to Sherman County.
 
This national award-winning museum in Moro is open daily May through October from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org
 
For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.

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Nov
15
8:30 PM20:30

Christmas At The Museum

Moro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in downtown Moro will be open for your Christmas shopping and visit with our beloved author Jane Kirkpatrick on Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00am until 3:00pm.  Store items will be 10% off for the sale, plus 10% for Society members.  The Museum will be open free of charge.
 
Jane Kirkpatrick will arrive at 1:00pm for book signing and a presentation at 2:00pm.  Jane will talk about the power of historical women, Mary Bishop (introduced to readers in Log Cabin Christmas), Emma Giesy (Change & Cherish series) and other books celebrating caregiving and helping people deal with grief.

Jane’s books will be featured along with our new Sherman County Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas cards, and Forest's Yule Logs.  We have stocking stuffers to surprise and delight!  For children we have books, small stuffed animals, games and toys.  All of the wonderful year-round standbys will be in stock – t-shirts and caps, mugs, the 1913 Sherman County atlas on CD, wheat field & Mt. Hood pictured mousepad, cards, books, lotions, jams, windmill charms, and more. 

Museum Store manager Jessie Fuhrer invites you to come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Museum on December 7th.  She also encourages everyone to visit the Sherman Junior Senior High School Scholarship Association Bazaar; hours are 10:00am to 2:00pm, located at the Sherman Junior Senior High School in Moro, OR.
 
For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.

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Aug
1
8:30 PM20:30

Artist Series – Hollee Kaseberg’s Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch Display and Story

Moro, OR – After a horse gets rescued from life-threatening neglect or abuse have you ever wondered where that horse might end up?  Bring the family out to the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, OR and learn from Hollee Kaseberg’s wonderful display which tells touching stories of the non-profit equine rescue ministry Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. 

Rescued horses that call Crystal Peaks home each have an incredible story of rescue, recovery and purpose as they are used to help kids.  At the Youth Ranch a horse is partnered with one leader and one child for a session where the child, who is often as broken and disadvantaged as the horse once was, learns of the promise of hope, love, family and faith.

There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display until the end of August. If you love horses and enjoy a wonderful story learn more of Hollee Kaseberg’s volunteer experiences with the 25-30 horses that continue to help so many children at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch.

Hollee will be giving a special presentation and talking about her volunteer experiences at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch on Thursday, August 15th at 6 p.m. at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, OR.  Please join us!

For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit the website: www.shermanmuseum.org and join us at the Sherman County Historical Museum and take a walk on the Rural Side.

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Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

Annual Membership Meeting

Moro, Oregon – The Sherman County Historical Society had a wonderful turn out last Saturday for a day of activities and the 2013 Annual Membership Meeting. There was fantastic music at the Museum with Jerry Lohrey and friends playing Western and Gospel music, and Mark Mobley of Countryfied jumped in and sang a few songs in addition to singing the National Anthem before dinner. 

Many visitors toured the museum and stayed for the social hour visiting with friends and enjoying wine and hors d'oevres before heading to the Senior Center for a dinner that was simply delicious.  After all those attending dinner were seated and served by the Sherman County FFA Chapter, the Sherman County Society held their Annual Membership Meeting.  Minutes of past meetings were shared and Dean Ruggles read his Grandmother Allie Ruggles’ poem and a presentation was shown in honor of the Museum's 30th Anniversary that was produced by Moose Productions.  The evening was enjoyed by all and everyone got to take home a glass from their table as appreciation for attending dinner. 

A huge thank you goes out to the committee and people that volunteered their time and efforts to plan and make a great day for everyone to celebrate the Making of a Museum: Celebrating 30 Years! Thank you.

This national award-winning museum in Moro is open daily May through October from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org

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