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Sherman County Historical Museum opens

MORO — Take a walk on the rural side as the national-award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro opens today, May 1.

The Museum is operated by volunteers and located next to the Moro City Park. It serves as the Sherman County visitor center.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., May through Oct.

Interpretive and hands-on exhibits include Oregon Trails, Rails and Roads in Sherman County; Wheat Through the Ages; Rural Living; Patriotism: Pride and Anguish; Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins; and The Sherman County Journal: Paper, Ink and Presses.

Visitors can make rubbings from the replica Native American rock art, grind grain to flour, dress up in replica Oregon Trail clothing, practice weights and measures, hang out in the tee-pee or do genealogy research.

During May, a series of events will be celebrated.

Displayed in the lobby will be artwork by Sherman Elementary students, Saturday, May 11, at 3 p.m. Sherman County’s Macnab Sisters will have a Cookbook signing of “It’s All Relative,” and May 13 at 8:30 a.m. Teddy Roosevelt’s Tour of Oregon comes to the museum. Veteran’s Recognition Week will be at the end of the month.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro. For more information, call 541-565-3232, visit the museum Facebook page or visit the website, www.sherman

museum.org

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