Saturday, October 24, 2009

Clyde List Editorial: The Road to Butteville

It's too bad you can't walk from Sherwood to Butteville anymore. Butteville's where you caught that most charming of all American Frontier inventions: a stern wheeler. This ship might carry you North to Oregon City or South to Albany and Eugene. To experience this thrill (alas, no longer available to us today) you merely pointed your nose South and started walking. You followed (what we now call) Main Street onto Ladd Hill Road. Then you came to the Willamette River and caught the ferry boat across to Butteville. To an historian, the best part of the story is that Butteville has close ties to the most historically significant place in the entire Pacific Northwest: Champoeg. As historians, our task is clear: We must begin searching for people who lived along Ladd Hill Road, in order to get a clearer picture of Old Sherwood Town's relationship to the historical epicenter of this place called "The Oregon Country."

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

President Polly Rises (from the Dead as It Were!) to Say:

I DARE THE CHILDREN OF SHERWOOD TO JOIN ME on October 23rd and again on October 29th, 30th and 31st for music, zombies and thrills when the Sherwood Heritage Center presents

a "Thriller" Haunted House

featuring Michael Danforth as Michael Jackson.Smock House, built in 1868, and Morback House, older than time itself, will provide the backdrop for a very thrilling Haunted Halloween. Stories have been circulating for years about the Morback House being a place of REAL hauntings. This year we give you a chance to


Halloween activities will include pumpkin decorating, face painting, games, concessions, and an age appropriate haunted house. Activities for ages 11 and under will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. The cost is $3.00 per child and is free for accompanying adult. From 7 - 10 PM we ramp up the thrills for ages 12 and 70. The cost is $5.00 per person.

On Halloween night come prepared to participate. We will have prizes for the best Halloween costume and the best "Thriller" scream! Proceeds go to the Sherwood Heritage Center/Museum of course. If you would like to be a scare-er instead of a scare-ee, then call 503-625-4813, or the Museum itself (503-625-1236) Be one of the

Zombie dancers in the Thriller recreation.

We may not be able to match London or New York but this will still be a lot of fun.

On a serious note, the date for The Sherwood Historical Society's Annual Membership Meeting has been set for November 30, from 4:30 to 6:30. We will have election of officers, a projected budget, and discussion about next year's projects. Cookies and punch will be provided. You should be receiving a Historical Society newsletter soon which will include your membership dues notice for 2010. (You will notice the dues have remained the same; as a matter of fact, they've never been increased. Do you think it's time for an increase, or is this a particularly bad time for an increase. Let us know what you think.)

On a lighter note, this weekend is your last chance, Friday and Saturday, at 7 p.m. to see an original work of our own: A June Reynolds Play being performed at the Frogpond Grange, 27350 SW Stafford Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070. "A Ferry Tale, Wilsonville, Oregon's Transportation Town" is a play performed by the Wilsonville Theater Company about Wilsonville's early years. Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $7 for children & Seniors. Former Mayor of Sherwood Clyde List is a prominant member of the cast.

We'll see you soon. Brewhahahaha! Polly Blankenbaker 503-625-6435

Friday, October 02, 2009

June Reynolds Play at Wilsonville

Sherwood Historical Society member Clyde List plays his banjo in "A Ferry Tale", a play by Sherwood author-historian June Reynolds. The two act play opened October 2 and played for two weekends at historic Frogpond Grange in Wilsonville.

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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