Hats, Handkerchiefs and Handbags of Sherman County
“Hats off to you!”
Take a look into the style and fashion trends the people of Sherman County have worn through the years. Enjoy the beautiful hats on display, the many handkerchiefs with so many fancy details and some fashionable handbags all on exhibit for you to enjoy.
Patriotism, Pride and Anguish
“O beautiful for patriot dream”
Pride and anguish, gain and loss...Civil War to the Vietnam conflict. Medals. Ominous armament. Hopeful young faces. Footlockers. Uniforms.
(Civil War Veterans of Sherman County)
A Century of Rural Living
Richly detailed period rooms. An elegant formal parlor. A General Store. Dental and medical exhibits. A country kitchen. School. Church. Toys. Business tools
and equipment. Textiles. Photographs.
You may want to take a look at the 1898 Sherman County Directory.
Sherman County Journal:
Paper, Ink & Presses
“Freedom of the Press”
In the beginning, Sherman County newspaper competition was fierce. Community citizens could go to bed one night and not know who would have control over their news the following day.
Oregon Trails, Rails & Roads
in Sherman County
“O beautiful for spacious skies...”
Native Tenino Indians. Lewis and Clark. Fremont. Oregon Trail pioneers. Hardy settlers on the Columbia Plateau.
Wheat Through The Ages
“For amber waves of grain...”
Scientific research tools. The blacksmith and leather shops so necessary to the farmer. Wheat production and grain storage tools and equipment. Soil. Seed. Risk. Bounty. It's a global affair!
Cultivation, Conservation and
The newest exhibit, takes the visitor from horsepower to engine power and electricity with large wheat farming implements, an authentic 1930s electric kitchen, and soil and water conservation.