November 7, 2011
Sherman Development League Grant Awarded
Moro, Ore. – Sherman County Historical Society Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the award of an emergency grant by Sherman Development League.
The Sherman County Historical Museum’s Museum Team manages a 15,000-artifact collection that is held “in the public trust.” For several years, condensation in the attic of the Oregon Trail wing of the Sherman County Historical Museum put artifacts stored on the second floor at risk, creating a constant distraction during the winter months. Because of temporary preventive measures, no artifacts were damaged.
Roofing, ventilation and building envelope engineers consulted early in 2011 offered four recommendations. All possible Society expenditures were stopped pending a solution and funding to resolve the problem. Cost estimates were obtained for the four recommendations, and two were implemented.
In addition to Sherman Development League’s emergency grant award, funding was secured from individual Society members and every last dime was squeezed from each budget line to make this solution possible - a fan at one gable vent and foam insulation applied to the underside of the metal roofing system.