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Living History: Hoopla!

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

The high point of our Summer series! A two-day festival celebrating our regional heritage. History comes alive when you step back in time at SOHS Hanley Farm! Experience how people lived and played. Tour the beautifully preserved 19th century home. Meet costumed characters, enjoy special events, take a wagon ride… Bring a picnic and enjoy…

Living History: Hoopla!

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

The high point of our Summer series! A two-day festival celebrating our regional heritage. History comes alive when you step back in time at SOHS Hanley Farm! Experience how people lived and played. Tour the beautifully preserved 19th century home. Meet costumed characters, enjoy special events, take a wagon ride… Bring a picnic and enjoy…

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Memorable 4th of July Celebrations in Jackson County w/ Peter Finkle

Jackson County Library Services

Memorable 4th of July Celebrations in Jackson County w/ Peter Finkle July 5, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online July 12, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime…

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Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Memorable 4th of July Celebrations in Jackson County w/ Peter Finkle

Jackson County Library Services

Memorable 4th of July Celebrations in Jackson County w/ Peter Finkle July 5, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online July 12, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime…

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Living History: Games Children Play

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

This week at the Farm... Hoop rolling, races, stilt walking, Lincoln logs, checkers and more! History comes alive when you step back in time at SOHS Hanley Farm! Experience how people lived and played. Tour the beautifully preserved 19th century home. Meet costumed characters, enjoy special events, take a wagon ride... Bring a picnic and…

Living History: Archeology Night

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

On August 10th, SOHS is partnering with SOULA (Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology), the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project, and the Portland Chinatown Museum to host "Archaeology Night" at Hanley Farm. Come on by for a fun night of participatory learning about Oregon's archaeological history! Activities will include: Archaeology 101:…

Living History: Let’s Make Music!

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

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…

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Forest Creek? Where is Forest Creek? w/ Annice Olena Black AO

Jackson County Library Services

Forest Creek? Where is Forest Creek? w/ Annice Olena Black AO September 6, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online September 13, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime…

FREE
Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Forest Creek? Where is Forest Creek? w/ Annice Olena Black AO

Jackson County Library Services

Forest Creek? Where is Forest Creek? w/ Annice Olena Black AO September 6, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online September 13, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime…

FREE

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: The Tumultuous “Jackson County Rebellion:” One Historian’s Personal Perspective

Jackson County Library Services

The Tumultuous “Jackson County Rebellion:” One Historian's Personal Perspective with Jeff LaLande October 4, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online October 11, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in…

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: The Tumultuous “Jackson County Rebellion:” One Historian’s Personal Perspective

Jackson County Library Services

The Tumultuous “Jackson County Rebellion:” One Historian's Personal Perspective with Jeff LaLande October 4, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online October 11, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in…

Event Series 13th Annual Scarecrow Festival

13th Annual Scarecrow Festival

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

Peter People Eater - 1st Place Happy Couple - Directors Award Esther - 3rd Place Made at Home Debra - 1st Place Made at Home Miss Rosie - 2nd Place Made at Home Kandi - 2nd Place Just Bob - 3rd Place We're thrilled to announce our 13th Annual Scarecrow Festival! Join us at SOHS…

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Back from the Ashes: The Malmgren Garage w/ George Kramer

Jackson County Library Services

Back from the Ashes: The Malmgren Garage w/ George Kramer November 1, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online November 8, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures,…

FREE
Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Back from the Ashes: The Malmgren Garage w/ George Kramer

Jackson County Library Services

Back from the Ashes: The Malmgren Garage w/ George Kramer November 1, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Medford Library & Online November 8, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Ashland Library These events are FREE but do require registration. Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures,…

FREE

Wreath Making at SOHS Hanley Farm

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

Join SOHS at historic Hanley Farm for a family-friendly day of wreath making! Here’s your chance to craft a beautiful wreath to adorn your door (or any other spot you deem worthy of adornment) for the holiday season! Join us between 11 am and 3 pm at SOHS Hanley Farm. We provide all the materials…

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Mayor’s Gift: The Enduring Legacy of Clarence Meeker w/ Larry Mullaly

Jackson County Library Services

Southern Oregon’s fascination with pioneer history came into full flower in Medford’s massive 1934 Diamond Jubilees Celebration of Oregon statehood.  The June Pioneers Parade held in Medford was the largest public event ever staged in Oregon. Clarence Meeker came to Southern Oregon in the 1890s at the age of 12. He graduated from Medford's first high…

Event Series 2023 Windows in Time

Windows in Time: Mayor’s Gift: The Enduring Legacy of Clarence Meeker w/ Larry Mullaly

Jackson County Library Services

Southern Oregon’s fascination with pioneer history came into full flower in Medford’s massive 1934 Diamond Jubilees Celebration of Oregon statehood.  The June Pioneers Parade held in Medford was the largest public event ever staged in Oregon. Clarence Meeker came to Southern Oregon in the 1890s at the age of 12. He graduated from Medford's first high…

Event Series Winter Wonderland at SOHS Hanley Farm

Winter Wonderland at SOHS Hanley Farm

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

                  This year, SOHS Hanley Farm becomes a magical place for 3 nights this December when over 20,000 lights illuminate this national historic landmark! Come out to the farm and wander through the holiday lights with your friends and loved ones. This is a walking tour under…

Holidays at Hanley

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

One day only, December 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, is your chance to see the Hanley House decorated for the Holidays. Three generations of the family lived in the house for over 100 years and you will see how the house was decorated across the years. This is a rare chance at a peek…

SOHS Annual Meeting

Jacksonville City Hall 206 North 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR, United States

*Sorry, ticket sales have ended . * A new era is dawning for the Southern Oregon Historical Society! Yes, we’re in the midst of significant challenges and change, but they come with major opportunities! Join us at our Annual Meeting from 4 to 6pm on Sunday, March 17, in Jacksonville's City Hall (our old museum)…

SOHS Historical Comic Strip Contest – Submission Deadline

Become a story maker of Southern Oregon's history! Our Historical Comic Strip Contest is currently open, and entries are due by April 22nd. Usually when we learn about our past it’s through history books, museums and other curated collections. Someone somewhere has made the choice of what to include, and what to leave out. Which…

Green Springs Highway Centennial

A program and driving tour celebrating the centennial of the Green Springs Highway between Klamath Falls and Ashland are being offered by the Klamath County Museum and the Medford-based Southern Oregon Historical Society. The Ashland-Klamath Falls Highway, known more recently as Oregon Route 66, officially opened in 1924, providing the first modern roadway into the…

Windows in Time Lecture Series Presents: “Out in the Valley: Southern Oregon LGBTQ History”

Medford Public Library 205 S Central Avenue, Medford, United States

Windows in Time Presentations for June: June 5th, 12 pm, at the Medford library. June 12th, 12 pm, at the Ashland library. Using items from the SOHS Collection as a starting point, Dr. Anna Sloan will explore expressions of LGBTQ+ life, identity, community, and resilience in Southern Oregon over the past 150+ years. Learn how…

Windows in Time Lecture Series Presents: “Out in the Valley: Southern Oregon LGBTQ History”

Ashland Library 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR

Windows in Time Presentations for June: June 5th, 12 pm, at the Medford library. June 12th, 12 pm, at the Ashland library. Using items from the SOHS Collection as a starting point, Dr. Anna Sloan will explore expressions of LGBTQ+ life, identity, community, and resilience in Southern Oregon over the past 150+ years. Learn how…

1920s Summer Garden Party – Hanley Farm

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

Come dressed in your 1920s finest! Help us usher in summer with a garden party filled with live music, good drinks, tasty bites, and great company! Your $20 ticket includes: Concert on the lawn (6-8pm) by "The Bathtub Gin Serenaders," playing pre-WWII hot jazz and early blues classics from the American songbook. An exclusive "one…

Windows in Time Lecture – “Ashland’s Cultural Journey: 1850s Pioneers to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.”

Medford Public Library 205 S Central Avenue, Medford, United States

July 3rd, 12 pm, at the Medford library. July 10th, 12 pm, at the Ashland library. Want to know why the founder of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival ended up living in Ashland instead of Ellensburg, Washington or why string beans were planted to grow up the walls of the early OSF Elizabethan Theatre? Through stories…

Windows in Time Lecture – “Ashland’s Cultural Journey: 1850s Pioneers to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.”

Ashland Library 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR

July 3rd, 12 pm, at the Medford library. July 10th, 12 pm, at the Ashland library. Want to know why the founder of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival ended up living in Ashland instead of Ellensburg, Washington or why string beans were planted to grow up the walls of the early OSF Elizabethan Theatre? Through stories…

POSTPONED – The Road to Yesterday: A Living History Adventure at Hanley Farm

SOHS Hanley Farm 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR

WHEN: POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA WHERE: At Southern Oregon Historic Society’s Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, Oregon Travel The Road to Yesterday at SOHS Hanley Farm! You’re invited to time travel to the summer of 1876 and explore “The Road to Yesterday” at the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s Hanley Farm. Experience the…