Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
Sherman Co. Museum on 'Journey' Route
The Times Journal
8/28/97

The Sherman County Historical Museum at Moro will again join in the festivities of the Journey Through Time Celebration along with other communities along the 286-mile state award-winning cultural and heritage tour route from Sept. 20-28. The back country route runs from Maryhill Museum of Art on the Columbia River near Biggs through the Oregon communities of Biggs, Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley, Shaniko, Antelope, Fossil, Spray, Kimberly, Dayville, Mt. Vernon, Canyon City, John Day, Prairie City, Austin, Sumpter, and Baker City. Many of these communities will stage events during this period.

Festivities planned at the national award-winning Museum in Moro include hands-on activities in butter making (for fresh bread!), old tools, wheat sack sewing, knitting, tatting, crocheting, genealogy, embroidery, farm animals for petting, wagon rides, quilting, weaving, spinning and cross stitch. The Mud Springs Gospel Band will play Saturday, Sept. 20 from 1
to 3 p.m. in Moro City Park next to the Museum, and the End of the Trail Bluegrass Band will entertain at that place on Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October. Interpretive exhibits, Oregon Trail, Rails and Roads and Wheat Through the Ages offer additional hand-on activities.

The Journey Through Time tour route celebrates people, time, place and culture. Travelers will find interesting activities and sites in many towns along the way, and in between. Following the opening festivities at Maryhill Museum of Art in Klickitat County from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20, side trips to the John Day Dam and the Oregon Trail between Biggs and
Deschutes State Park make fine outings.

Beginning at Wasco, Oregon Trail directional signs lead travelers east to the John Day River where wagons and oxen carried intrepid pioneer across the river and up a difficult passage onto the plateau. An interpretive kiosk tells the story with diary quotes and maps. Wasco has preserved a Columbia Southern Rail depot and Moro is home to the last hot lead print
shop in Oregon. The Sherman County Journal. Grass Valley's Horses to Horsepower outdoor museum, Windcarver Gallery and the Grass Valley Market are located nine miles south of Moro on the route to Shaniko and beyond.

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