Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Reaching into the Past

Today's game of "Red Rover" at the Heritage Center reminded us of "Snap the Whip," a famous painting by Winslow Homer. Poet Carl Sandburg would no doubt add his famous line: "To a man across a thousand years I offer a handshake. I say to him, 'Brother, make the story short, for the stretch of a thousand years is short!'"Oil Painting by Winslow Homer pieced with 2008 Sherwood Photo. The children are holding hands. In the pieced image, they appear to be reaching across a time boundary.
History Camp Photo pieced with
SNAP THE WHIP by WINSLOW HOMER   - 1872
Homer Painting Courtesy Butler Institute of American Art

A Series of Photos taken at Parrett Mountain Farm. These include a Man Logging with Horses, a Blacksmith, a Mountain Man ( Winslow Homer would not have to clean his paint brushes to get the colors right at Parrett Mountain Farm. The following photos were taken on the first day of History School.(The "Culturally Modified Tree" is believed to be a trail marker created by Indians. Archeologists from Grande Ronde reservation have been combing Parrett Mountain Farm for similar artifacts. )

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Civil War comes to Parrett Mountain!

Young People gathered around two Civil War reenactors explaining their Cause.For the first time this year, History Camp included a face to face with active duty Union soldiers from the Civil War. Sherwood town founder J. C. Smock might not have been so sure about seeing blue coats this close to home. We know for certain that J. C.'s Uncle A. Z. Hall cheered for the rebel cause all through the war.


This video was made at Sherwood City Hall during History Camp. The students are presenting research they've doing on Sherwood history. They are also getting themselves ready for the day when they will enter a room such as this one and notice that there is no elder-- no teacher or youth councilor or parent-- up front calling the meeting to order. They will look at each other and realize: "It's OUR turn to run the world!!" video

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Old Town Building gets Face Lift

Typical brick building with men on scaffold up and down the front.When these workmen climb down from their scaffold for the last time, the Roellich Building is going to look closer to the way it did in 1914. The building has been owned by Cash's Reality for many years. A facade grant from the federal government pays for about half of the restoration.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Visitors from Tigard

Six Ladies in a Row holding a Quilt before them.These are the ladies that finished a quilt owned by a prominent Sherwood figure, Alan Ware. They are the Tigard Quilters and they meet at the Tigard Senior Center. They have been quilting for 30 years now. Contact Krista at 503-620-2999 to add your face to the picture.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

On the Front Porch of Smock House.

A Man and Two Women on the Porch of Smock House, playing Guitar and Banjo.Sherwood residents Dale and Linda assist Lilly Morgan in a folk sonata. We might be in the 1890s, except that the annual "Cruisin' Sherwood" car show is visible through the open doors and windows of Smock House. Cruisin' organizers like to photograph their vehicles with Old Town in the background: Makes 'em feel like 25 Cent gas all over again.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Wandering 4th Graders find Refuge at the Heritage Center

Woman in Turn of the Century Costume in a Kitchen, surrounded by School Children.Sherwood Historical Society Treasurer Irene demonstrates the art of pie-making to Sherwood fourth graders.

Four photos of Washing Clothes, Butter Making, Typing, and Wood Working being Demonstrated by Historical Society Members.Clothes washing and ironing, butter making, typewriters and wood working were taught. Not shown here: Logging (supervised by an honest-to-God "HoDad!"), the Heritage Center's nifty HO Scale model train, and don't forget the full-scale outhouse. ("I don't want to hear what they used the corn cobs for." one 4th Grader commented.)

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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