November 19, 2011
Print Shop On the Move Again
Moro, Ore. – Sherman County Historical Society Museum’s newspaper print shop collection will soon be on the move again while the museum is closed for the winter season.
For 15 days in November, over 20 volunteers ages 17 to 82 logged in for cleaning and preserving the Linotype machine, type cabinets, presses, folding machine, lead caster, lead cutter, Graphotype plate maker and Addressograph – under the museum’s shed roof, rain, snow or shine - in preparation for an exhibit to open next May.
The Sherman County Cultural Coalition helped make this project possible with a $500 grant for cleaning supplies. Local donors funded lunches for volunteers and cleaning supplies, and Society members contributed to this exhibit budget. Conservators, museum professionals and newspaper publishers provided technical advice and assistance.
Daily progress was noted and photographs provided on Sherman County Historical Society and Museum Facebook page. Photographs are also posted at http://www.shermanmuseum.org where the link to Facebook and the Sherman County Journal exhibit project will be found.
On Monday, November 28, with help from a machine rigging company, volunteers will move these large machines into to the Museum. The importance of this move is to control the temperature and humidity to prevent rusting and to display an historic collection purchased by generous donors and preserved for Sherman County and Oregon.
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