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Living History: Let’s Make Music!
August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This week at the Farm…
Sing! Dance! Play! Listen!
Throughout history, music has been a way of praising deities, observing rites of passage, lifting
spirits, and celebrating special occasions. For its final Living History Summer Thursday on
August 24th at SOHS Hanley Farm, the Southern Oregon Historical Society will be offering a
special evening of music making from 5pm to 8pm. SOHS Hanley Farm is located at 1053
Hanley Road (Hwy. 238), one mile east of Jacksonville.
At 5:30pm we’ll be acknowledging the individuals who settled Southern Oregon—and everyone
who has ever attended a summer camp—with a sing-along around an unlit campfire. At 7pm,
we’ll have a special performance by the Siskiyou Violins.
The Siskiyou Violins are a world class violin ensemble of young performers who have won three
gold medals at the annual New York International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall. They were
the first performers to receive a score of 100 from the judges and are a winner of the coveted
Carnegie Medal. And Southern Oregon can claim them as its own!
In addition, you can visit the historic Hanley home, lived in by three generations of the Hanley
Family and filled with their things. You can take a hayride or enjoy a picnic in the shade of the
Hanley gardens. Costumed characters representing Hanley Family members will be on hand to
greet you. And it’s all free, except for the Hanley House tours
Bring a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening at the farm with the whole family!