Saturday, February 23, 2008

Old Technology New Technology

This section of an ancient nine inch diameter water pipe (above) was found by the city crew currently excavating Pine Street East of the railroad track. It's made of cedar wood and wrapped in a wire sheath. The only question we can't agree on: When was it installed? In the meantime, here's what's being installed now (below). What a shame to hide such a delectable piece of sculpture under the soil!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Live at Morback House Museum!

We entered the world of Louis Carroll this Spring Break with the Sherwood Historical Society’s annual cultural exhibit...
All Things Tea.
One Expert and Two Dummies at Morback House, March 15.
Lake Oswego Tea Expert Patty Kay (far left) raving about what the
Sherwood Historical Society has on display.

The exhibit chronicled the history of tea from the Chinese railway workers to the English immigrants who settled in the Tualatin Valley. Started Saturday March 15 and continues through April 30th. The exhibit is free to the public.
Also, during Spring Break...

Above is a Totally Unrehearsed Trial Run for March 28 & 29 Event. Below? Well that speaks for itself.

Actors in Costume for the Tea Party.

The Mad Hatters Tea Party commenced at 1:00 p.m. Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29th. We staged a 3:00 P.M. Tea Party on Saturday as well. Each hour-long event included tea and treats and a performance put on by Louis Carroll’s characters, The Mad Hatter, March Hare, The Dormouse, The Red Queen, and of course, Alice herself. The cost was $4.50 per person.
The party was limited to ten participants a day, so that the audience could fit around the table along with the actors.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Only $300 American and We're Rich!

We could start another blog just to display the entertaining email we get from these scammeisters. As follows:

I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX EXPRESS DELIVERY, West Africa, I travelled out of the country for a Months Course and I will not come back till end of February. What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX EXPRESS DELIVERY as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date. For your information,I have paid for the delivering Charges, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country. Again, I would have paid for the security keeping feebut they said no because they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.You have to contact the FEDEX EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL with the following informations:
First name:
Last Name:

Dispatch Director: Rev. Terry Smith
Email Address:

You are advice to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $300.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft. Yours Faithfully, Mrs.mary jones.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

World Genealogy Collection Launched Today

The following is from

PROVO, UT, February 4, 2008 -- A billion names from 33 countries is coming online. (a service of released today its flagship product, the World Collection, an online genealogy database containing more than 1.5 billion names from 35 countries, including England, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, and Portugal.

"All over the world there are wonderful people who are digitizing and preserving historic records," said CEO Paul Allen, "During the past year we have traveled and met with these content providers from more than a dozen countries. We are pleased today to announce that many of them have chosen to let us distribute their genealogical databases on the Internet."

Friday, February 01, 2008

Friends of History meet at Morback House

Group of intelligent looking people discussing Oregon history.
History enthusiasts from around Sherwood met in Morback House today. Representatives from the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Friends of Champoeg, Oregon City, Tualatin, Tigard, Willamina, Philip Foster Farms, and Parrett Mountain Farm were present. They decided to call themselves "The Friends of History" from now on. It's a new group. Watch for more news soon.

Blog Archive

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