Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
Just minutes from the Columbia Gorge National
Scenic Area, Sherman County Historical
Museum is located in Moro, a small farming community in north central Oregon.
The rich rolling land between the John Day, Columbia and Deschutes Rivers,
once carpeted with wind-blown bunchgrass, now supports
Traveling Interstate 84 between Portland and Pendleton, drive South on U.S. Highway 97 to the community of Moro. The museum is located next to the Moro City Park on the east side of Highway 97. Park your car in the lot and walk across the covered bridge to the museum.
|"1909. The first
real Sherman County Fair was held in October...downtown Moro with animals
housed in the livery stables. Popular entries: Shropshire sheep, Angora
goats, Golden Seabright Bantams, Pekin ducks and Toulouse geese. The grain
was Red Chaff, Turkey Red, Club, Sonora, Forty-fold, Blue Stem, rye, beardless
barley and field corn. The ladies exhibited pyrography, hardanger, hemstitching
and quilts with a few oil paintings and crayon drawings."