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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 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 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 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 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