Sherman Museum holds Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drives

Sherman Museum holds Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drives

On Nov. 17th, The Sherman Museum will be having half-priced admissions during normal 10 am-4 pm hours for all who show up with non-perishable canned goods. The Sherman Museum will then deliver the canned food to the local food pantry to aid those in need for Thanksgiving. There will be also be Thanksgiving themed arts and crafts.

On Dec. 8th, The Sherman Museum will be hosting Christmas at the Museum. Patrons will receive half-priced admissions during normal 10 am-4 pm hours for all who show up with non-perishable canned goods. The Sherman Museum will then deliver the canned food to the local food pantry to aid those in need around the Christmas holidays. There will be Christmas themed arts and crafts, as well as a Christmas film, and a possible visit from the Jolly Man in Red himself. There will also be a tree in the museum gallery where guests can place an ornament that they made in the Community room.  “We really look forward to sharing the holiday spirit with the community, during both events, as well as helping those in need. We hope that there will be a great turnout for both events, because it is always wonderful to see a community that cares and works together to help aid those who are less fortunate,” says Natalie R. Bonner, Assistant Director of The Sherman Museum.

The museum’s normal business hours are Wednesday- Saturday 10 am-4 pm. We will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd- Friday, November 23rd, for Thanksgiving. We will reopen Saturday, November 24th, at regular hours.

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.

Halloween and Día de los Muertos at The Sherman Museum

Halloween and Día de los Muertos at The Sherman Museum

On Oct. 31st, The Sherman Museum will be having half priced admissions during normal 10 am-4 pm hours for all who show up in Halloween Costumes. There will be showings of “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” as well as Halloween arts and crafts. Patrons that visit this day will receive Trick-or-Treats on their way out of the museum.

On Nov. 1st, The Sherman Museum will be hosting for the first time Día de los Muertos festivities. “We are very excited about this event and we hope for a great turnout. Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a beautiful tradition of honoring and remembering loved ones that have passed away. We want to not only teach the community about this great tradition, but to also share it with them, while having fun,” states Natalie R. Bonner, Assistant Director of The Sherman Museum.

The museum will be having half priced admission during normal 10am-4pm hours to all those who come in traditional Día de los Muertos dress, or Halloween costumes. Half priced admissions will continue from 5pm-8pm during the after-hours celebrations. The museum will have arts and crafts, an ofrenda for guests to draw their loved ones and honor them, as well as showing Disney’s “Coco.” Patrons will receive traditional Día de los Muertos candy on their way out of the museum.

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 2018

History Comes Alive 2018

“History Comes Alive,” the annual historic tour through West Hill Cemetery will be returning on Saturday, October 20th. 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 Edward Younger Goode, Lydia Starr McPherson, Mrs. Oliver A. Carr “Mattie,” Andrew Hanson, Bruno H. Zauk, and the Great Sherman Storm of 1896. 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 wonderful, and fun, way for people to ‘interact’ and learn from the past,” states Natalie R. Bonner, Assistant Director of The Sherman Museum.

“History Comes Alive” is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th 2018. Tickets are available starting September 26th, but they are limited so please order quickly. 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 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 students with an ID are $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.