Shell Show

 Annual Shell Show

 

From 1965 to 2013, the club hosted an annual shell show at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), in Portland. Beginning in August 2014, the shell show will  become a part of the Oregon State Fair. The show will be held in the Jackman-Long Building and run the length of the show.

The show consists of exhibits  prepared by club members and  judged, with awards given.  The "Shells For Sale" area is the major fundraiser for the club.  A hands-on table allows children and adults to handle the shells, and ask questions from club members.  A raffle-like spin wheel gives children the opportunity to win seashells at a very nominal price. The public can view the displays and then buy seashells at the sale booth. 

For more information about the shell show contact John Mellott.

The following subpages provide more information on planning an exhibit, as well as the scoring system and awards given. Click on the subpages at the bottom of the page or in the side bar to view this information.

  • Planning Your Shell Show Exhibit
  • Shell Show Trophies & Awards
  • Scoring System for Shell Show Exhibits