Southern Oregon Historical Society takes pride in its ownership of Hanley Farm, which was willed to the Society by Mary Hanley in 1982. She lived there until her death in 1986.
The Farm had been in the Hanley family since 1857, when Michael and Martha Hanley purchased 636 acres. The saga of the Hanley family is not only about pioneering and farming. It includes Alaskan gold rush adventures, a daughter who lived in Chile, trips to Guatemala and Cuba, insanity, and fortunes made and lost.