Urban Dialogue: Science After Dark – the Woodmen Circle Home

Urban Dialogue: Science After Dark – the Woodmen Circle Home

“Urban Dialogue: Science After Dark” will present a discussion on the Woodmen Circle Home. Kathy Flynn, journalist and historian, and Linda Robertson, former employee of the Woodmen Circle Home will lead a discussion on the home, its history and legend. The event will be held in Kelly Square’s Grayson Hall, 113 S. Travis Street, in downtown Sherman. It is scheduled for October 3rd, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission to the event is free with complimentary snacks and beverages provided courtesy of the Sherman Rotary Club. Shawn Kirby of the Herald-Democrat will moderate the event.  MORE

“URBAN DIALOGUE” will discuss the Woodmen Circle Home

“URBAN DIALOGUE” will discuss the Woodmen Circle Home

Sherman Museum | September 28, 2017

“Urban Dialogue: Science After Dark” will present a discussion on the Woodmen Circle Home. Kathy Flynn, journalist and historian, and Linda Robertson, former employee of the Woodmen Circle Home will lead a discussion on the home, its history and legend. The event will be held in Kelly Square’s Grayson Hall, 113 S. Travis Street, in downtown Sherman. It is scheduled for October 3rd, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission to the event is free with complimentary snacks and beverages provided courtesy of the Sherman Rotary Club. Shawn Kirby of the Herald-Democrat will moderate the event.

“The Woodmen Circle Home is perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in all of Sherman. Though starting as a home for widows, the elderly, and orphans, it has an interesting past that has made it one of the most famous places in town and home to many spooky urban legends,” noted museum director Dan Steelman.

“Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” is a joint production of The Sherman Museum, Austin College, and the Sherman Rotary Club. The series is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month. Discussions are held in Grayson Hall and cover a variety of timely topics from the fields of science and history.
About The Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011.

For more information about The Sherman Museum contact us at www.theshermanmuseum.org.

History Comes Alive at West Hill Cemetery

History Comes Alive at West Hill Cemetery

(SHERMAN, Texas) September 19, 2017

“History Comes Alive,” the annual historic tour through West Hill Cemetery will be returning on Saturday, October 7th. The tour through the
cemetery allows people to learn about influential figures from Sherman and the Grayson County area.

History Comes AliveThe tour will guide tourists through West Hill Cemetery, stopping at the graves and historical markers of various prominent local people. This year’s tour will include Reverend Jacob Monroe Binkley, Christopher Columbus Binkley, Marshall Lee Simmons, John O. Britton, John Carlton Dannell II, Charles Oliver Dannell II, Grace Dupree Ridings, and Hope Dupree Ridings Miller. Each stop will allow tourists to hear the stories and history of these individuals through character actors playing each historical figure. “History Comes Alive is a great opportunity for the community to learn about its local history and learn about those that made this area as great as it is today,” Director of The Sherman Museum, Dan Steelman stated.

“History Comes Alive” is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th 2017. Tickets are available but limited so please order now. Ticket times are available from 9:00am to 2:00pm every half hour with the 12pm time being handicap accessible. Tickets can be purchased in person at the museum, by phone at (903) 893-7623, or on the museum’s website at theshermanmuseum.org.Tickets will also be available at the Touch of Class Antique store on the corner of Crockett Street and Lamar Street in downtown Sherman. Tickets for adults are $20, tickets for studentsare $10, and tickets for museum members are $15.

About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011. For more information about The Sherman Museum contact us at www.theshermanmuseum.org.

Urban Dialog: Science After Dark Discusses Fracking

Sherman Texas | September 3, 2017

“Urban Dialog: Science After Dark”, returns on September 4, from 7pm to 8pm, and will feature a discussion of “Fracking”. The event will be held at Grayson Hall, 115 S. Travis Street, in downtown Sherman’s Kelly Square. The event encourages attendees to discuss their opinions with each other and with subject matter experts in a friendly, social environment. Admission to the event is free with complimentary snacks and beverages provided courtesy of the Sherman Rotary Club. “Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” is a joint production of The Sherman Museum, Austin College, and the Sherman Rotary Club. Shawn Kirby of the HeraldDemocrat
will moderate the event.

Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. Fracking involves drilling down into the earth and injecting water, sand and chemicals into the rock at high pressure, which in turn allows the gas to flow to the well. The process is controversial as environmentalists have questioned the safety of the process and communities have associated increased geological activities like earthquakes with the process. “This topic is in the news and generates a fair amount of controversy,” stated Dan Steelman, Executive Director of The Sherman Museum. “Please join us for a friendly chat about an important subject.”

Subject experts for the event will be Richard Lynn, Professor of Geology, at Grayson College and Todd C. Dutton, President of Longfellow Energy. “Urban Dialog: Science After Dark” is scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month. Discussions are held in Grayson Hall and cover a variety of timely topics from the fields of science and history.

About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011.

For more information about The Sherman Museum contact us at
www.theshermanmuseum.org.

Jurassic Park Day

Jurassic Park Day

After a summer of Ice Age fun DINO DAYS 2017 is set to conclude with “Jurassic Park Day” on August 12, 2017. “Jurassic Park Day” will feature an appearance by vehicles from the North Texas chapter of the Jurassic Park Motor Pool. Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. The group is also expected to bring an assortment of props familiar to fans of the movie. The iconic movie will be played (in Blu-ray 3D) throughout the day in the museum’s community room.  Read more….