Our Mission is to gather, preserve, research, interpret and exhibit objects and materials related to Sherman County.
Patriotism, Pride and Anguish
“O beautiful for patriot dream” Pride and anguish, gain and loss...Civil War to the Vietnam conflict. Medals. Ominous armament. Hopeful young faces. Footlockers. Uniforms. (Civil War Veterans of Sherman County)
A Century of Rural Living
“America! America!” Richly detailed period rooms. An elegant formal parlor. A General Store. Dental and medical exhibits. A country kitchen. School. Church. Toys. Business tools and equipment. Textiles. Photographs.
Sherman County Journal: Paper, Ink & Presses
“Freedom of the Press” In the beginning, Sherman County newspaper competition was fierce. Community citizens could go to bed one night and not know who would have control over their news the following day.
Cultivation, Conservation and Clothespins
The newest exhibit, takes the visitor from horsepower to engine power and electricity with large wheat farming implements, an authentic 1930s electric kitchen, and soil and water conservation.
Oregon Trails, Rails & Roads in Sherman County
“O beautiful for spacious skies...” Native Tenino Indians. Lewis and Clark. Fremont. Oregon Trail pioneers. Hardy settlers on the Columbia Plateau.
Wheat Through The Ages
“For amber waves of grain...” Scientific research tools. The blacksmith and leather shops so necessary to the farmer. Wheat production and grain storage tools and equipment. Soil. Seed. Risk. Bounty. It's a global affair!
Featured Local Artist
Each month, a different local artist's work is on display in the museum.