February 28, 2012
Sherman Historical Society Names Emily Apple Executive Director
Moro, Ore. — Sherman County Historical Society today announced that Emily Apple has been named Executive Director. She will start work at the Museum in Moro on March 5.
Society president Carrie Kaseberg noted that, “SCHS trustees are pleased to bring our first full-time paid director on board. Her work will strengthen our ability to market the Sherman County Historical Museum and to care for the collections we hold in the public trust.”
Born and raised in Holland, Michigan, Emily attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo on the WMU Incentive Scholarship which provided full tuition and fees in exchange for academic success. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in public history and a minor in English with focuses on World War II, Holocaust studies and American history, as well as literature and creative writing. After graduating, she moved back to Holland to work at Holland Public Schools in the student services office as a district liaison and records manager.
She met her fiancé Mark at WMU and they plan a November wedding in Michigan. She enjoys her dog and cat, sewing, crafting, scrapbooking, photography and jewelry making.
The Museum is open daily May through October. For additional information contact the Society at 541-565-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.shermanmuseum.org.
Founded in 1945, the Sherman County Historical Society’s mission is to gather, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit and publish materials related to the history of Sherman County. In 1982, the American Legion Post in Moro donated their building for use as a Museum. The Society opened the museum in the summer of 1983. Since that time the Society has published a twice-yearly newsletter, The Plow, and a twice-yearly historical anthology, Sherman County: For the Record. A new wing was completed in 1993 with the first interpretive exhibits, Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads, with a connecting lobby entrance with the Museum Store and Visitor Information Center.
The Society was the 1994 recipient of the American Association for State and Local History’s prestigious Corey Award for the vigor, scholarship and imagination shown in the work of a small volunteer-operated history museum in North America.
In 1996, a second interpretive exhibit, Wheat through the Ages, was produced. A new building was completed in 2001 with the exhibit, Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins. The museum comprises 16,000 square feet holding over 15,000 artifacts, and will be opening a new exhibit of Sherman County Journal print shop machines, tools and equipment on May 1st.