Dino Academy Returns To The Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum is excited to announce that it will be conducting its annual Dino Academy children’s workshop series on July 18th, 19th, and 20th. The workshops are designed to complement the museum’s annual DINO DAYS exhibition. This year’s curriculum program will consist of two one and a half hour classes. Students can choose to participate in either a two day program on the 18th and 19th (half-day classes), or a full day program on the 20th. Snacks will be provided during both days of the half-day program, and lunch will be provided on the full day program. The all-day program is recommended for older children. All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.

Ice Age DinosaursProgram activities include:

  • Hands-on guided tours of the current “Welcome to the Ice Age” exhibition
  • Presentations teaching students about dinosaurs & the Ice Age
  • Arts and Crafts sessions:
    • Creating your own handprint fossil
    • Sidewalk chalk drawings
  • Showings of related videos or movies
  • Games, and other interactive activities!

“This will be a great opportunity for kids to come in and get hands-on learning experience with fossils and prehistoric animals,” stated Museum Director, Dan Steelman. The cost of the workshop is $45 per child. “We want each child to receive lots of individual attention, so we’re limiting class size to ten students per session. I encourage parents to reserve class space for their children as early as possible.”

Class reservations can be made by calling the museum at 903-893-7623.

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.

War Bonnet on Display

War Bonnet on Display

Sherman MuseumSherman Texas | March 25, 2017

The Sherman Museum is excited to announce the addition of a new item to the Texoma Time Traveler exhibit. A beautiful war bonnet crafted by local artisan, Terry Phillips.

Terry is a member of the Crow tribe and creates ceremonial Native American war bonnets. This bonnet is modeled after the Comanche style, who would make raids into the Texoma area. “It is a beautiful piece, filled with historical significance and symbolism, and will be a major focal point for the exhibit,” Director Dan Steelman stated. The bonnet will be displayed alongside other Native American artifacts in the museum’s Texoma Time Traveler exhibit.

The War Bonnet can be seen alongside the rest of the Texas Time Traveler exhibit at The Sherman Museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.

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.

 

 

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.