February 21, 2012
Oregon Heritage Grant Awarded
Moro, Ore. – An Oregon Heritage Commission matching grant to Sherman County Historical Museum funded archival storage containers essential to the preservation of audio cassettes, hats, postcards, small objects, videos, sheet music, photographs and pamphlets.
Acid-free storage boxes were put to use as small tools, textiles and costumes were retired to storage to make space for the new Sherman County Journal exhibit.
In November, equipped with gloves, Scotchbrite, solvents and disposable rags and masks, 20 volunteers scrubbed away decades of ink, oil and grime that coated 14 large artifacts for an astounding 660 combined hours.
With the printing machines and furnishings in place, on Thursdays the exhibit team is conducting research to tell the Sherman County newspaper printing story, constructing a railing, preparing text panels, and cleaning wood type trays! Mac Stinchfield of the Times-Journal and volunteers at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry in Portland are providing valuable assistance.
The Museum opens for the season on May 1st. Stop by to see for yourself or see photos on Facebook and at http://www.shermanmuseum.org or call 541-565-3232 for more information.