Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October

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News release. July 5, 2001
Sherman County Artist Series
Features Brown and Wilson


Cathy Brown and Jamie Wilson are featured artists in the monthly series, Sherman County Artists & Artisans, at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Both young women, 1999 Sherman High School graduates, are studying agriculture production at Blue Mountain Community College, where they plan to add photography and art to their course work.

Ms. Brown's remarkable work in black and white photography and Ms. Wilson's fine work in watercolors complement the Museum's collections.  Wilson took some art classes at Sherman High, a Bishop, CA saddle-making course, and  an art class at Columbia Gorge Community College. She is the daughter of Rita Wilson of Grass Valley, and Duane Wilson, and grew up at Grass Valley.
The daughter of Wasco area ranchers, Susan and Gary Brown, Ms. Brown started her photographic hobby with an old family camera and received her first manual camera on her 18th birthday. She took classes in photography at Columbia Gorge Community College and Eastern Oregon University where she enrolled after leaving Sherman High School.
The Sherman County Museum in Moro is open daily from 10 until 5 for a modest admission fee. Visitors enjoy the interpretive exhibits, Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads and Wheat Through the Ages, and exhibits on patriotism and rural living. The park is ideal for picnics and Moro's antique shops are a block away.  Residents of Sherman County are admitted free during July. Gilliam, Klickitat and Wasco County residents are admitted free in August. 

Museum visitors who wish to view the Artist Series, obtain brochures in the Sherman County Visitor Center or shop in The Museum Store are not charged admission. For more information call the Museum at 541-565-3232 or check the Museum web site,


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