The Southern Oregon Historical Society is committed to helping teachers make use of SOHS's vast collection of artifacts and documents to engage students with our local history. Hanley Farm provides a fun and interactive way to learn about how life in the Rogue Valley has been changing over generations. SOHS holds an annual Children’s Heritage Fair for fourth graders in the spring and we're currently working on updating our field trip curriculum to meet local and state standards on History and Social Sciences. Contact to be added to our list of educators interested in a field trip to the farm. 

Children's Heritage Fair

One of our biggest education efforts is the yearly Children's Heritage Fair, held at SOHS Hanley Farm.

This year will be the 36th anniversary of CHF. It is a hands-on half-day of activities for 4th grade classes as a culmination of their study of the Oregon Trail. In recent years activities have included: packing the wagon for the trip west, grinding flour and making flat bread, making candles, doing laundry, roping cattle, and carrying water. In three days in May about 30 classes with their teachers and chaperones participate.

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