Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
|Contact: Sherry Kaseberg
News release. February 16, 2008
Sherman County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Oregon Heritage Commission approved $7,295 in grant funding for a project to support professional standards in the care of the national-award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum’s collections.
Society members provided match for this grant in the form of cash and contributed goods and services.
With the Museum closed for the winter, the all-volunteer Museum Team is implementing this project by obtaining acid-free artifact storage boxes, tissue, photo sleeves, document sleeves and Polyethylene shelving liner, and a freezer for pest control in textiles, a pest monitoring kit, artifact identification tools and related supplies; and constructing quilt storage units.
The all-volunteer Museum Team works two days a week, according to Museum Coordinator Sherry Kaseberg. Nancy Fields assumed the position of Registrar long held by Mildred Berge and will attend training in the use of PastPerfect software. In addition to her usual work with exhibits, Myrna Melzer is supervising the upgrade for the storage of textiles with new quilt storage racks and acid free boxes, appropriate floor covering and modified clothing racks. Pat von Borstel, in addition to her work with artifact acquisitions, is organizing the Sherman County Journal newspaper collection in acid free boxes.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.