January 27, 2012
A New Vocabulary
A new vocabulary is emerging at the Sherman County Historical Museum as the exhibit team prepares for the May 1st opening of the Sherman County Journal print shop exhibit. Volunteers are working on Thursdays each week and welcomes others for short-term assignments on this exhibit.
This team is on an interesting learning curve while conducting research on the leadcaster, lead saw, Linotype, Kluge job press, Miehle flat bed press, Potter proof press, lever cutter, and folding, paper cutting, Addressograph and Graphotype machines.
Society members and friends purchased this collection. A recent contribution includes 1929-31 bound issues of the Grass Valley Journal, the newspaper purchased by Giles French and merged with the Sherman County Observer to form the Sherman County Journal. Mary Lou Dennis of Moro, the senior member of this team, has cleaned more type cabinet drawers than she can count, vacuuming through a screen and cleaning the oak sides as she hums along. Construction of the wood and Plexiglas exhibit enclosure is underway.
The exhibit team is prepared to interview people who worked at the Sherman County Journal and seeks photographs of its interior, owners and employees. Interested? Contact the museum at 541-565-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.