Monday, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day at Veterans Park

Tim Birr, of the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drums explains today's program to the Color Guard. The SHERWOOD HERITAGE CENTER hosted an open house for the event.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

For Your Halloween Meditation!

A 108 Year Old Sasquatch Tale. 
From UO's Historic Newspaper Collection!

"Many of the miners avow that the 'wild man' is a reality. They have seen him and know whereof they speak. They say he is something after the fashion of a gorilla and unlike anything else either in appearance or action. He can outrun or jump anything else that has ever been known; and not only that but he can throw rocks with wonderful force and accuracy. He is about seven feet high, has broad hands and feet and his body is covered by a prolific growth of hair. In short he looks the very devil." --Myrtle Point Enterprise. 1904..

Friday, September 28, 2012

An Old Controversy...

The Sherwood Historical Society likes to make fun of Sherwood's onion farmers for taking the law into their own hands. However, the rascals resorted to dynamite only after they won their case to court and nothing happened. The "Lake" Oswego dam still stands!

Morning Oregonian
March 3, 1906.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sherwood's Onion Land Explained

NEWS CLIPPING from The Morning Oregonian, January 1, 1895

The Evening Herald
(Klamath Falls, Oregon)
July 1912
Featuring a Lecture from a Sherwood Youth!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

When "Cipole" was King!

 "Current prices are much too low. This matter the growers have it in their hand to remedy and they propose to do so by restricting sales from now on."
--J. C. SMOCK,
Sherwood Railroad Agent
December 1907
News Clipping

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Champoeg Visit!

Clyde List Picking his Banjo at Farm Day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Visit to Walla Walla!


WALLA WALLA, Washington-- According to an audio box here at the WHITMAN MASSACRE SITE "Narcissa was carried out of the cabin, thrown to the ground and shot repeatedly a few feet from where you stand."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Visit to Nyssa!

SHERWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY and UNIDENTIFIED FRIEND pose for the camera at NYSSA, OREGON. This weekend was the historic border town's first annual History Chautauqua. The event gave JUNE REYNOLDS and CLYDE LIST one more opportunity to show off their 19th Century costumes. List is reading a poem that he hopes will earn the approval of THE COWBOY POETS OF IDAHO ASSOCIATION.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Visitors from Japan!

Our friends from Edogawa, Japan spent a day enjoyed the sunlight at Veterans Park Tuesday. This is their first visit since the March 11, 2011 zsunami. The group also visited Magness Tree Farm up on the hill.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

History Camp 2012
A Five Day Visit to the Turn of the 19th Century.
History Campers are strongly advised never to look BLUE BONNET in the eye when they approach him, but rather pretend to be looking for something or someone else. It is also advisable to shout "Hello!" in Chinookian as often as possible, the only language he knows. ("Hello!" in Chinookian sounds like "How-are-you!")

Monday, June 18, 2012

One of America's strangest ceremonies: An officially sanctioned burning of the United States Flag. Conducted this Monday evening at the doorstep of the Sherwood Heritage Center.
Only the United States Marine Corps or the Boy Scouts of America is able to conduct a flag burning legally. The purpose of the ceremony is to "retire" our most precious symbol in a blaze of glory, instead of allowing moth, rust and decay to do it their way.


Saturday, June 09, 2012

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Saturday, June 02, 2012


Sunday, May 27, 2012

June Reynolds had the answer. On Memorial Day Weekend, the descendents of Town Father MATT FITCH found exactly the answers they were looking for in June's latest publication.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Sponsored by the Sherwood Historical Society and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County

Join us the week of June 25-29
Students entering:1st-4th Grade: 9:00-1:00 Morning Session
Returning 4th-7th: 12:30-4:30
Afternoon Session


Meet every day at the Morback House, 1st and Main in Old Town
Sherwood, (Veteran’s Park)

This year’s theme is “History Mystery.” Students will become “History Detectives,”
who are looking for clues to write the history of Sherwood. Science experiments, hiking,
investigating, and interviewing will all be part of the day. Presentations will be given of
our findings. Please bring a sack lunch every day and dress for the weather.

$12.00 per day per session or $55.00 for the week.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Friday May 11 7 P.M.
HART Theater 185 SE Washington St.
Downtown Hillsboro
$20 per Person
$15 Museum Members

Washington County Museum
503-645-5353 ext. 110

Sunday, April 15, 2012

APRIL 14, 2012. Curtis Tigard of Tigard Oregon poses with Sherwood Historical Society Secretary Clyde List on front steps of Curtis' uncle's house on Canterbury Lane, Tigard Oregon. Curtis is 103 years old today! He is a direct descendent of the town's founding family.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Amazing Spring Break Puppet Workshop!

March 26-30

For students K-8, two daily sessions will be offered. Participants will explore puppet design, creation, and staging a show based on historic and folktale themes. Based on grade level, students may opt for one or all of the sessions: grades K-4 (9am-12pm); grades 4-8 (1pm-4pm). Tuition: $30 per session, or $90 for the entire week (5 sessions). All supplies are included, but bring your imagination and creative minds! Location: Sherwood Heritage Center, 22552 Park Street, Sherwood (hosted by the Sherwood Historical Society). Pre-registration is encouraged by March 23, but walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis. Don't sit at home: Build Puppets!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sherwood Historical Society President June Reynolds has left a table filled with old photographs... but no one knows who or what most of them are of!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rose Hess and Annie Sax, probably around 1906. The Sherwood Historical Society is searching for more photographs of this old Sherwood family.

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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