Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families
Jun
1
to Jun 30

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.

 Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide, which offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families this year from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

For a full list of museums nationwide, visit arts-dot-g-o-v-forward slash-bluestarmuseums.

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Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families
Jul
1
to Jul 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.

Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide, which offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families this year from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

For a full list of museums nationwide, visit arts-dot-g-o-v-forward slash-bluestarmuseums.

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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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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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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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