Thursday, December 13, 2007

From the Archeology People

The first part of “Archaeology for the Curious” basic training series will be offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 2008 at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus building 7 room 121. “Introduction to Pacific Northwest Archaeology” will be taught by experienced archaeologists. Contact Jennifer Kozik, or for more information. Reservations can also be made at OAS’s Website,

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

School House Street Demonstration

Last Photo Taken of Hopkins School before She was Demolished, with Comic Book Style Crack Added.
Hopkins School As She Looked the Day She Died.

The City had been wanting to act years ago, but a newly revived community spirit said Not So Fast. In the end there was no choice. Engineers agreed that it had to come down. Informal discussions between the Historical Society and the City about what should replace it have been promising, but will the new building be as splendid as what was there once?

Historical Society Members Posing with 'Put It Back!' Sign on the front steps of the School House.
Those Rascally Historians

On the day we staged our protest demonstration, the City of Sherwood had made preparations for a small ceremony in front of the school house to mark its passing. Alas! The city crew barely got their tent set up before most of them disappeared. They seemed to think the Sherwood Historical Society was mad at them. Of course, we weren't demonstrating against them at all. Our protest was against the decades of neglect and abuse that brought this school building to such a sad end. The City could have stood right by us without compromising themselves. May Sherwood never again relive those days when, for example, Smock's Great Great Grandson Shelby Bowen tossed out valuable historical artifacts because he couldn't find anyone who still gave a damn about defending Sherwood history. We wish the ceremony had gone off as planned. In any case, the coffee and cookies were rescued before the City took down their tent and went home, and were greatly appreciated.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Open House!

Montage of Photographs Taken December 1 at Morback House.
TOP LEFT: Esmerelda the Christmas Cow and Santa Claus are the best of chums nowadays. TOP RIGHT: Target Audience Not So Sure. MIDDLE RIGHT: Brass Band on Morback Porch. BOTTOM LEFT: Sherwood Renaissance Singers Debate Format at Morback House. BOTTOM RIGHT: Genius Pianist at Morback House. It all happened one rainy but magical evening at the Sherwood Heritage Center.

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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