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Windows in Time: Acorn Woman Mountain: New Names Honor Native American Culture

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Acorn Woman Mountain: New Names Honor Native American Culture w/ Vicki Aldous

August 2, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Medford Library & Online

August 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Ashland Library

These events are FREE but do require registration.

Last year, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced name changes for more than a dozen geographic features in Jackson and Josephine counties that used the word “squaw,” a derogatory slur applied to Native American women. Rogue Valley journalist Vickie Aldous will discuss these new names for lakes, rivers and mountains and their origins from Native American legends – like the tale of Acorn Woman, a powerful mythological figure for the Takelma people of the Rogue Valley.

Aldous has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1999. She was a reporter for the Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune, and Vickie currently works for the Grants Pass Daily Courier — a newspaper founded in 1885 that continues to publish today.

Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures, co-sponsored by JCLS and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. We’ve considered some truly fascinating topics over the years, from social and economic trends to architecture and commerce, as well as the people who have called the Rogue Valley home.

Windows in Time is led by a variety of guest speakers and is held in person as well as online.

First Wednesdays: 12:00–1:00pm at the Medford Library and ONLINE
Second Wednesdays (Jan, Feb, and June–Dec): 12:00–1:00pm at the Ashland Library
Second Wednesdays (Mar, Apr, and May): 12:00–1:00pm at the Phoenix Library

You can find the full 2023 Windows in Time schedule HERE


August 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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