Dust Bowl Exhibit On Display At The Sherman Museum

Dust Bowl Exhibit The Sherman Museum announced a new exhibit entitled, “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry”, will be on display at the museum now through April 3, 2017. The traveling exhibit, on loan from the Oklahoma History Center, focuses on devastating drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc to farmersand ranchers of the Great Plains region during the 1930s. The period witnessed amassive exodus of population from the region, with approximately 60 percent of thepopulation moving to other areas, especially to California and the Far West.

“We are pleased to offer this exhibit in our newly renovated building,” noted DanSteelman, Museum Executive Director. “The Dust Bowl was an ecological disaster of the highest order. Fertile farmland turned to dust. This exhibit analyzes the causes of the disaster and suggests what we can learn from the experience.” “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” was organized by the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Dr. Jess C. Porter from the University of Arkansasat Little Rock. Part of the exhibit content was drawn from the Oklahoma State University library and features their Women of the Dust Bowl oral histories. Mount Holyoke CollegeLibrary, which houses the Caroline Henderson papers (letters, essays and articles by awoman who farmed throughout the Dust Bowl) were also an inspiration for the exhibit.

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, $2.00 for students (ages 6 to17 and with college ID) and FREE for ages 5 and under and museum members. Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more.

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.

Santa Claus coming to Sherman Museum

Santa Claus coming to Sherman Museum

Santa Claus coming to Sherman MuseumThe Sherman Museum invites the public to attend a holiday event that will include a meet and greet with Santa Claus on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item for FREE admission to the event. The food items collected will benefit Grand Central Station in Sherman.

Santa will meet with youngsters in the museum’s downstairs community room. After meeting Santa, children can craft an ornament and help decorate the museum Christmas tree while they enjoy cookies and punch. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera for photos with Santa. “We want to celebrate our wonderful Christmas traditions, and in the spirit of giving, we ask that you bring a dry food item to feed members of our community that may be hungry during this holiday season,” stated Assistant Director, Alee McKinney. For more information call the museum at 903-893- 7623.

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, $2.00 for students, FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.

Sherman Museum Free Admission Food Drive

Sherman Museum Free Admission Food Drive
Sherman Museum
Sherman Museum

Sherman Museum Free Admission Food Drive November and December 2015

The Sherman Museum  will offer FREE admission to visitors who bring non-perishable food items to the museum throughout the months of November and December. The food items collected during the Sherman Museum Free Admission Food Drive will benefit Grand Central Station – The Dining Car, which operates as a local outreach mission working to feed the hungry.

The museum is asking for dry food, canned goods and baby food for the Children’s Express program at Grand Central. “During this season of thanksgiving, we want to show our gratitude and provide food for those in need in our community,” noted Assistant Director, Alee McKinney. In exchange for a donation of a non-perishable food item, visitors will receive FREE admission to all events and exhibits at the museum.

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,and will be closed November 26 – 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, $2.00 for students, FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.

For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at
www.theshermanmuseum.org.

Evening of Texana

Evening of Texana

Sherman Museum

Sherman Museum will hold the 12th Annual Evening of Texana on November 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the museum’s downstairs community room. The public is invited to attend and admission is FREE. Donations will be accepted.

“Evening of Texana” celebrates our Texas culture. The readings are chock-full of the wit and wisdom of the Lone Star State. It’s a popular event, so I recommend you get here early for the best seat,” stated Executive Director Dan Steelman. The annual celebration of Texas culture features refreshments and spirits with a Texas flavor, and humorous selections from three Texas authors. Ginger Nye, John West and Margie Morris will perform the readings. Some of the material may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

For more information call the museum at 903-893-7623. The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, $2.00 for students, FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.

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 citizens of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.

Halloween at the Sherman Museum

Halloween at the Sherman Museum

Sherman Museum Celebrate Halloween at the Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum will celebrate “Halloween at the Museum” on Thursday, October 29 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The museum is offering FREE admission to visitors wearing costumes and a special $2.00 admission price to all others. Children must be accompanied by an adult to tour the museum. Candy will be passed out to Trick or Treaters during these hours.

The “Halloween at the Museum” event will give attendees a chance to see the newest exhibit, Texoma Time Traveler, Phase I. The exhibition is an exploration of events that have occurred in Texoma throughout time, specifically from pre-history through 1860. “We want to be a go-to place for families and hope that this after-hours event will give them a chance to come to the museum before heading out to Trick or Treat on Travis or to the Halloween Carnival,” noted Assistant Director, Alee McKinney.

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission is: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for seniors (Ages 60+); $2.00 for students (ages 6-18) and for those with a college ID; FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.

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 to 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, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.