Friday, November 11, 2005

History Society Youth Makes the Front Page!

Do you remember that video we made to rescue Smock House from demolition? It ran forever on cable a few years ago. One of the actresses in the video just got back from New York last night after giving a speech in the Big Apple. Not only that, but Katie Reed was on the front page of The Portland Oregonian while the event was going. Katie's mom was instrumental in getting the Sherwood Historical Society organized. To see more about what happened in New York City this week see Katie Hits the Big Time.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Solved: Where Sherwood Got Her Name!

There has always been a debate about why we're called "Sherwood." Was the name inspired by the Robin Hood Legend or was it just somebody's hometown back East? It turns out both answers are right. Robert Alexander is the key figure. He suggested the name because he was from Sherwood, Michigan. This was the Sherwood that was named after Sherwood Forest England. Sherwood Michigan was "...laid out in 1832 on the farm of E. F. Hazen, it was first called Hazenville.... On June 10, 1879, it was renamed Sherwood in honor of its first settler, Alexander E. Tomlinson who had come from Sherwood Forest, England."

The delightful part is that the photos on the Michgan website show a town that looks a lot like Sherwood Oregon when it had less than 400 people in it. Photos courtesy of
Ken Huisjen

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Things for Sale at the Museum

A Place in Time by June Reynolds

History Book $30
Christmas Chair by June Reynolds

Reynolds Fiction $12
Heritage Trail Guide by Clyde List
Trail Guide $5
The Folks CD
The Folks $7
Sherwood Centennial Cook Book
Cook Book $7.50
Renaissance Singers CD
Renaissance Singers $15
Melody Guy CD

Melody Guy

The Sherwood Heritage Center is a project of the Sherwood Historical Society