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Summer Thursdays at the Farm
June 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Every Thursday through September 1, 2022 – 4pm – 8pm
Join us at SOHS Hanley Farm for “Summer Thursdays.” Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy the summer evening. Then stroll about the Hanley grounds, take self-guided garden tours, and every Thursday, be sure to tour the historic Hanley House. The Hanley Family resided on this property from 1857 to 1983 when it was donated to the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Everything in the house belonged to the family so it is a very special treasure. Native people lived on this land for centuries before Europeans arrived and archeological finds are common. Costumed docents will share stories about the history of the Hanley family, their home, and some of the farm’s history.
Hanley House tours are $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Everything else is FREE!
In addition to Hanley House tours, the first Thursday each month you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Farm’s “old barn.” Built in 1845, it’s one of the oldest in Oregon that’s still standing. In the early 1900s, Alice Hanley had the barn moved from the front of the farm to the back, by Jackson Creek. Made of huge hand-hewn beams with pegs, the barn was built as a stock and threshing barn. When the original second-story hayloft and center threshing floor were removed, a hayfork system was installed. Wagons were driven into the barn and grains, still on their stalks, were spread on the floor. The heads were knocked from the stalks by beating with a flail.
And on third Thursdays, be sure to take a wagon ride. Great fun for the entire family!