Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
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News release. February 15, 2000
Agriculture and Conservation Exhibit

A creative Exhibit Team at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro is hard at work on the production of an agriculture and conservation exhibit designed by Cameron Kaseberg, Kaseberg Design, The Dalles. With 3,500 square feet of potential and great overhead space, opportunities are many! There is a great story to tell, a story of the production of grain and conservation of soil, of long hours and hard work, of technology, research and love of the land, and of dust, wind and little rain and the importance of weather in the production of a crop. 

According to Myrna Melzer, the Museum’s Exhibit Team chair, “Possibilities abound! The ag and conservation exhibit advisory group met on Thursday to offer ideas, skills, time and energy. Lots of ideas, great vision.” Melzer asked Sherry Kaseberg to provide the story line, research, captions and interpretive labels for this new exhibit. Kaseberg is reaching out to the Soil and Water Conservation District for information, to Morrow County Grain Growers to move a 35’ windmill to the museum site, to young farmers to move large implements, to volunteers for many tasks, and to collectors and machinery dealers for John Deere, Caterpiller, Morris, International Harvester, Harris and Gleaner signs. 

This 1930s to 1950s interpretive exhibit is formed around large equipment. A 1936 John Deere combine is already in the steel exhibit building. Chris and Carrie Kaseberg, with Ron Robbins and a crew from Pioneer Implement Company moved the combine donated by Elton and Mary Eakin to Moro last fall. Pat Jacobsen will design and produce signs for the new building. The search is on for someone to move a Caterpiller tractor donated by Chet Coats, some corrugated steel, pieces of diamond plate steel, implement advertising and signs, a cultivator, a plow, spray equipment and tools. The search is on for volunteers to provide research, clean implements and assist in moving them! The Exhibit Team can be reached at 565-3232 and will be working in the museum in Moro Wednesdays through Friday in February, adding Tuesdays in March. Interested volunteers are welcome to drop in! 

Melzer is working with her Team, renovating Rural Living exhibits and making new labels to accommodate changes, seasoned hands all -- Mary Ann Muzechenko, Pat von Borstel, Jim Manning, Erling Jacobsen, Bobbi Driscoll and Charlotte Barnett. Charlotte, an especially-seasoned volunteer, sews padded hangers for the clothing collection, installs exhibits, paints and caulks! The Museum hums with activity as volunteers work at their assumed tasks. Volunteers working behind the scenes with memberships, contributions, finance, managing the collections, The Museum Store, editing and publishing include Dorothy Benson, Dorothy Stark, Nancy Fields, Patty Moore, Janet Pinkerton, Patti Moore, Cathie Martin, Carrie Kaseberg, Mildred Berge, Nancy Lanni and Carol Conlee, according to Sherry Kaseberg, Museum Coordinator. The Museum opens May 1st. For more information call Bobbi at 565-3232.


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