Saturday, September 26, 2009

Old Sherwood Town Protest.

What are these people protesting? Why have they come to Robin Hood for help?


Monday, September 07, 2009

Sherwood Banjo Picker at Champoeg

Sherwood Historical Society Secretary Clyde List plays while the story teller waits for more customers at Champoeg September 6, 2009. It was the annual Champoeg Farmstead Day. The picture was taken by noted artist/photographer Fred K. Hahn of Lake Oswego. Fred has produced a large collection of oil paintings illustrating traditional tradesmen at work and historical characters of the 19th century.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

"My Life is in Danger!"

Those were the very words Anna Reisner said to the Sherwood Town Council. It's an outrage that such a thing should happen here in one of America's finest small towns! What are we fine citizens of Sherwood Oregon USA going to do about it?!

We'll let it happen again of course. Why not? (We should probably add that the year was 1896, and that Anna was the saloon keeper's mother in law.)

Come to the Historical Society's 8th Annual Trail Days Festival Saturday or Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2009. The walk begins on the corner of First and Main in Old Town at 10:00AM and 1:00PM.

The Mayor of Sherwood (the one we have now) will give a speech to save poor Anna, just in time for Oregon's 150th Anniversary.

Learn to Talk Chinookan!

Re-Visioning This Place: Chinookan Communities on the Lower Columbia River. Saturday, September 19th – 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Special day rate: $2 off each admission

You are invited to a very special day of crafts, demonstrations, presentations and delicious food with leaders of the Chinookan Nation. The Center for Columbia River History and the Oregon Council for the Humanities are teaming up with the Columbia River Maritime Museum to celebrate Chinook history and culture.

Make a button blanket, string beads or watch carving demonstrations on the Museum plaza. Enjoy a discussion on early trade materials by Dr. Ken Ames, from Portland State University. Learn the Chinookan jargon (Chinuk wawa) with Evan Gardner. Jim Sayce, Washington State Historical Society, and Charlie Funk, Chinook Nation, will examine the importance of Middle Village.

This one day event is designed for adults and children and will feature arts and crafts of a time when the Chinookan communities dominated the landscape. Imagine a time when canoes plied the Columbia River and its tributaries and controlled all trade into the interior. Learn all about the Chinook culture from Ray Gardner and Sam Robinson, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Chinook Nation.

Those of you familiar with the CHINUK ili’I (pronounced chin-ook-e-lee-e) food tent at Sunday Market will be happy to know that Don and Jody Abing will be selling their delicious Chinookan Fry Bread in various forms at this historic event. Look for their tent on the Museum plaza. The specifics of the day’s scheduled programs are listed on THE COLUMBIA RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM’s web-site at CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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