September 28, 2011
Doors opening to Change
Moro, Ore. – The doors at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro are opening to change! Changes in the attic, artifact storage, exhibits and staff bring a positive note to volunteers managing several projects at once.
Building envelope engineers’ attic inspections resulted in recommendations to prevent condensation that put artifacts at risk. Fans and insulation on the inside of the steel roof will be installed this fall. The artifact storage shelving, racks and files were wrapped with polyethylene sheeting in preparation for this work.
At the same time, the Board of Trustees posted notices seeking applications for the Sherman County Historical Society’s first full-time director. Volunteers bought a bucket of paint and rearranged file cabinets, shelving and artifacts in storage to make space for the director’s office.
The new director will have the challenge and opportunity to shape the Society’s long-term sustainability as a local and regional resource through new exhibits, increased volunteer development, more diverse funding, and updated long-range plans. More information is posted at http://www.shermanmuseum.org/.
A new exhibit is a work in progress – the Sherman County Journal print shop collection. The first challenging steps are to move large artifacts to the museum for cleaning and again to exhibit space before the snow flies! To be successful, this project will require volunteers with an interest in the printing equipment and a willingness to clean these artifacts so that they may be a working exhibit in the future.
The Museum is open daily from 10 until 5 through October 31st. School groups are most welcome! Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-565-3232.