Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sherwood historian and banjo player Clyde Ray List in the lobby of the Oregon Historical Society Building, Portland. October 15, 2011. There was a Wall Street Protest taking shape just a block further down the street at that moment. It was almost as informational as the historic protest photo displayed on the wall!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Malynda Hart and family are the proud owners of two historic baby books she purchased in a Portland antique shop recently. The books belonged to the family of Sherwood town founder J. C. Smock's son Ira. Sherwood Historical Society President June Reynolds is explaining what she found out about the people mentioned in the two books. Photo was taken at Morback House Museum.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


During a Sherwood Historical Society project, Sherwood Archer Glen 3rd Graders complete a cardboard mockup of Old Sherwood Town.

Then, a few minutes later at Sherwood City Hall, the City Planner explains just how important maps can be!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Ghosts of Washington County- Part of the Crossroads Lecture Series.They say things go bump in the night at the Morback House in Old Sherwood Town. Just this summer, the Sherwood Historical Society was involved in several formal "ghost surveys" by some very serious ghost hunters.

The Washington County Museum and the Sherwood Historical Society join forces in October to showcase a few of county's locally haunted places. June Reynolds of the Sherwood society will present stories about the strange sights and sounds people have reported at these allegedly haunted historical sites.

The evening begins with a brief tour of the Morback House and a tour of another "haunted" site a few blocks away. Learn who lived - and perhaps died - decades ago in these local places some people say are now laced with supernatural overtones.

Bring your questions, your own ghost stories and join us as we explore the unexplained. Come see for yourself - if you dare.

Admission: $3; free for Washington County Museum and Sherwood Historical Society members. Wednesday, Oct. 19. 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sherwood Heritage Center, 22552 SW Park St. (First and Main) Sherwood, Oregon
Program sponsored by the Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd | Portland OR 97229 | 503-645-5353 | www.WashingtonCountyMuseum.org

Monday, August 01, 2011

Another New Event in Old Town Sherwood!
The HOOT! at Morback House Museum
Sunday, August 14 · 3:30pm - 9:00pm



Clyde List on Banjo

The Morback House Band

The Crowd!

June Reynolds and Kin

MAKE YOUR MARK at: The HOOT Facebook Page!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

videoAn animated postcard of Sherwood Oregon USA. Enjoy the energy and the diversity of the crowd we see here. Look! There goes a man in a weird hat, followed by a boy on a skate board. Followed by some horsing around by two Board Members of the Sherwood Historical Society. It's a world Walt Disney and Rod Serling yearned for and thought we had lost: A peaceful summer day in small town America. Thank you, Music on the Green sponsors, for helping it happen!
And likewise, a spontanious Thank You to all those who give away so much of their valuable time during events like this!Click HERE for more information about Music on the Green!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Boy Scout Merit Badge Winner leads Train Room

During this year's Robin Hood Festival, an expert model train engineer explained why Sherwood had three tracks... and other details about 1900 Sherwood which even the Society itself did not know. And he's only Eleven years old.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011 History Camp Video

A Gabriel Maitreya production featuring the Sherwood Historical Society's President, June Reynolds. This is one of several videos the internationally known filmmaker produced during his recent visit to Sherwood.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

At Emigrant Springs

The Sherwood Historical Society was present and accounted for at this year's Oregon Trail Travelers display at Emigrant Springs Historical Area. SHSociety President June Reynolds and SHSociety Secretary Clyde List are on the right.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

History Camp!

Oh oh! It looks like things aren't going too well for the government here! Hula hoops in hand, the People of Sherwood rise up in outrage. It's a scene from a History Camp production of a famous medieval ballad where Robin Hood and his merry crew win again!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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video"Dear Mom, We had just started the Oregon Trail and we just stopped at a museum in Old Town and we are in the school house and I am writing to you with a feather. We just walked 1 mile and we have about 5 more miles to go. I am having so much fun except my foot got run over by the wagon. See you later!"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

History Camp! Looking into the Future!



What is this I see? The Sherwood History Camp Beaver wants to know. History Camp is when? Hmmmm. The answer is a mystery. The only clue we have is that the Camp happens in two different months. Hmmmm. We'd best test the HISTORY CAMP FORM link above! We'll find more clues there, perhaps.

Sunday, May 15, 2011



Out-takes of a video made by Clyde Ray List yesterday at Champoeg State Park. Look for more Sherwood Historical Society involvement there soon.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

A Sherwood Business Man discusses History

videoJOHN ALTO of Alto Chevron, Sherwood, discusses another history preservation project he has in mind. This video was made at The Annual Historic Gas Engines Show yesterday, April 30.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Something New!

Now! See us on ooklnet!

It's something new! "The great thing about ooklnet.com is that it encourages us to market ourselves better." Visitors from around the world are encouraged to explore Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Newberg all together to save time and money.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Calendar Update!

"Come to the History Workshop April 23!" --June Reynolds, President

4th Grade Pioneer Days is May-June week.

History Camp will begin June 27.

•Next business meetings will be April 25, May 23 and June 20. The announced program on The 40's has been canceled, owing to re-construction at Morback House Museum.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Clyde Ray List Commentary: Somewhere Albert Einstein is Smiling.

Believe it or not. Sherwood's bedrock once caught the attention of Albert Einstein. The rocky layer is part of what is known as the Columbia River Basalts. A controversial scientist named Immanuel Velikovsky wrote a paper about the basalt and presented it to Albert Einstein. E. was so impressed with this and other things V. said, that he mentions V. during his final (1955) interview with the Scientific American.

Last night, I asked the geologists, archeologists and paleontologists that meet under the roof provided by the Tualatin Historical Society whether they had ever seen the manuscript. I expected them to call me crazy, as so many people have done over the years. But this time they did not. They had never heard of Immanuel Velikovsky.

It was a very enjoyable and thought-provoking meeting.

SPECIAL BONUS! See what a Native American has to say about Pacific Northwest geology!

Walk with the Experts May 14

The Tualatin-Sherwood geology tour

Expert guidance in conjunction with the Song Bird Festival at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. A project encouraged jointly by the Tualatin and Sherwood Historical Societies.

How Ice Age Floods shaped Our Landscape

Dr. Robert G. Waits, whose research confirmed that multiple flood events carved our region over a 3,000 year period starting about 15,000 years ago, speaks at 7:00 pm, April 13 at Tualatin Public Library. Dr. Waits asserts that rich soils carried by the floods and scoured from hillsides along the way were the major reason people settled in the Willamette Valley. The evening program is sponsored by Tualatin Historical Society, Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Institute, and Tualatin Library. There is a $3 suggested donation.

Dr. Waitt has led ten Missoula Floods field trips in conjunction with the Ice Age Floods Institute and has been instrumental in bringing awareness of the floods story to the public. He was a featured expert in a documentary about the floods produced by OPB as well as the NOVA segment "Mystery of the Megafloods". He also served as a member of the Ice Age Floods Task Force that laid the foundation in 1992 for the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail which will create a trail covering the four state floods region: Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

Note: Dr. Scott Burns, Tualatin’s expert geologist, will be speaking April 23 at Tualatin Library.
NOTE: The etching is by Gustave Doré (1833-1883). It illustrates an event recorded in the 10th Chapter of Joshua, the Bible. It also illustrates a point being made by more and more geologists lately: The difference between geological time and historical time is not so easy to define anymore.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What a Talented Bunch of Kids!

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Sherwood's February 19 Hootenanny was a rousing success! The next one will be on St. Paddy's Day March 19 1:30-4:30 and after 6:00. See you at the Morback House Museum.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Morback House Museum gets a face lift!

The porch was promising to drop away when the City Fathers came to the rescue. The foundation was weak, but the contractor also discovered the porch pillars to be hollow. "They're barely strong enough to hold up the roof." he said.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It was a Historically Significant Moment


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The Sherwood school children in this video never imagined that they were involved in an Historically Significant Moment. According to the February 2011 Sherwood Gazette, the Old Sherwood Town barber chair belonging to Dale Smith may never turn again.

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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