Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Abraham Lincoln’s Intriguing Connections to Oregon"

7 P.M., March 4, 2010 at the Washington County Museum-- More than 16,000 books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, more than on any other American, but none have provided a thorough overview of Lincoln's strong connections to the American West--until now.

Now, just to set the record straight, Dr. Richard Etulain presents Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific (2010). Etulain, a western historian with strong ties to the Northwest, will focus his attention upon Lincoln’s intriguing connections to Oregon.

This very important finding, Lincoln Looks West: From the Mississippi to the Pacific, will be available for purchase at the Washington County Historical Museum. A book signing will follow the talk.

Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history and formerly director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico, where he taught from 1979 until retirement in 2001. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, most of which focus on the history and literature of the American West. They include Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature and Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Methodist Cookies!

Here is a cookie recipe that Clara Sanders made and brought frequently to the Saturday Morning Doughnut Sale when it was run entirely by the Sherwood United Methodist Church. Clara frequently worked as a cashier at the Doughnut Sale. The recipe is found in the 1973 Sherwood United Methodist Women Cookbook that was put together by the Sarah Circle of the SUMC Women's Society.

Blend together by hand the following:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (not Evaporated)
1 pkg (1 C.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 pkg (1 C.) Butterscotch Morsels
1 C. coarsely-chopped walnuts
1/1/2 C miniature marshmallows

Mix well and press mixture into FOIL lined 9" square pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes.
Cool an hour or more and cut into squares.
Double recipe for a 13 X 9 " pan.

Sugar Cookie Recipes (Yum!)

Here is another recipe from the 1973 cookbook put together by Sarah Circle, Sherwood United Methodist Church. This recipe was submitted by Mrs. A.E. Sherk (1882-1978). She and her son, Ronald wrote an early history of Sherwood. She was the long-time librarian at the Sherwood Public Library. I don't have a picture, but maybe you do. The recipe is very brief and limited instructions, not like today. An internet search says that a "quick oven" is a setting of around 400 degrees.

2 eggs
1 c. sugar (heaped)
1/2 c. butter or shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk
2 tsp. baking powder

Mix soft. Quick oven.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

June Reynolds Video showing at Champoeg, Feb. 13!

Oregon's Birthday is February 14. If you visit Champoeg on February 13 at 4:00 PM, you will see the first public showing of

June Reynolds History Play-- The Video

starring Sherwood ex-Mayor Clyde List (as Governor Currey, at Left) in three different roles, and playing a 5 String Banjo too yet! This is an incredible honor to two of Sherwood's finest and you do not want to miss it!

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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