The Morback House restoration takes another step with a new porch
by: Submitted, The new porch on the historic Morback House in Old Town Sherwood.

Have you seen it? Have you seen the new back porch on the Smock House? The Smock House, Sherwood's oldest building, now has a covered back porch thanks to some very dedicated and generous people. Don Livingston of Teller Construction and Jim Fisher of Fisher Roofing donated materials and labor and Chavez Lumber gave us a great deal on lumber.

The front porch construction project will start soon, and the Rotary Club has accepted the challenge of landscaping for the Smock House. Historical Society President Joan Reynolds said she would like to have the porch completed before the Oregon Trail trip through town by the fourth graders in the beginning of June. The Society is planning several hands-on exhibits such as clothes washing on a rub board, rug making, butter churning, and wood working with old tools. Some of these exhibitions will, hopefully, be performed on the Smock House porches.

The Historical Society has decided that the Spring Exhibit will be about the history of aprons. We would like to display your old aprons, hand made aprons, whimsical aprons, and any apron that is special to you. If you have aprons that you are willing to share, please call the Heritage Center at 503-625-1236. Leave a message and someone will get back to you. Or better yet, stop in during our open hours, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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