Yes, I want to support Opening the New Museum!

Thanks to the generous support of foundations, members and donors like you, SOHS anticipates opening its new Southern Oregon History Museum in October 2023, enhancing the ways in which we pursue our mission of bringing history to life and life to history.

If you'd like to help us realize our mission of opening Our goal is to open a museum to share our incredible collection of over 1,000,000 artifacts, documents and photographs with both real and virtual elements that incorporate our ever-evolving world and technology, while continuing to offer all people, regardless of their origin, wealth, or education, a vantage point for examining the human condition.

You can make your gift by clicking the donate button below or by mailing your check to SOHS at 106 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501.

Thank you for your generous support of the Southern Oregon Historical Society!

Give to our General Fund

The General Fund supports the daily operations of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. That includes everything we do--collections, library, and archives; programs, events, and activities; publications, social media, and other outreach efforts; the History Center and SOHS Hanley Farm; not to mention the individuals who make all of this possible!


You can also support the SOHS Event Center

SOHS is transforming a portion of its Medford History Center, the one-of-a-kind Art Deco streamline moderne J. C. Penney's Building, into an Event Center. This much-needed downtown event space will not only accommodate 350+ people for cultural and community activities, it will also underwrite SOHS's mission of preserving and sharing Southern Oregon's unique history along with the Society's plans for a new museum.


Other Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support us! Make a lasting mark by making a major contribution or think about including us in your planned estate.

Type of GiftHow it WorksWhen to Set up the Gift
CashWrite a check or charge a credit card.Anytime: Tax breaks can help you each year.
Bequest Leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate to us through your will or living trust. Anytime: You can change the gift as your life circumstances require
Appreciated SecuritiesGive securities owned longer than one year, and receive a deduction and avoid capital gains tax.Anytime: Consider this gift whenever long-term capital gains taxes are an issue.
Retirement PlanName us as primary or contingent beneficiary of part or all of your retirement plan.Anytime: This tax-heavy asset makes a great charitable gift after your lifetime.
Charitable Gift AnnuitiesMake a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life.Anytime: Benefit from a current tax deduction and augment potential retirement income on a tax-favored basis.
Memorials & TributesGive a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one.Anytime: Realize tax benefits for your kindness.
Donor Advised FundsAccess the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.Anytime: This gift allows for easy record keeping as well as an immediate tax deduction.
EndowmentsEstablish a fund to support a specific interest, leaving the principal intact in perpetuity. Anytime: Gain a tax advantage and create a permanent and financially stable fund.
Retirement AssetsDesignate all or a portion of your retirement plan to SOHS while retaining control and use of the funds during your lifetime.Anytime: Give the most-taxed asset in your estate to SOHS, leaving more favorably taxed property to your heirs.
Life InsuranceName SOHS owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.Anytime: Make a significant gift from income instead of capital while qualifying for an income tax deduction.