About Hanley Farm

Hanley FarmPam Sasseen is a volunteer at Hanley Farm. For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, please visit www.hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org; call 541-773-6536 ext. 202 and LIKE our Hanley Farm Facebook Page. Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.

Make a Holiday Wreath at the Farm – by Pam Sasseen

Focus on Hanley Farm – November 2017

Wreaths—a fascinating history and beautiful holiday tradition! The word “wreath” is from an English word meaning “twist, such as in a circle.” And, wreath, translated literally, means “a thing bound around,” from the Greek word “diadema.” In Christianity, the wreath was used to symbolize Christ, the “circular shape, with […]

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Focus on Hanley Farm, October 2017 – by Pam Sasseen

It’s October, one of Hanley Farm’s “most favorite” months, other than November when we celebrate the onset of the holidays with Santa’s visit and “Holiday Wreath Making.” And there’s December, when we offer after-holiday Hanley Farmhouse tours, that is! And why are we so enthused with October? Because we can conjure up “ghosties” and goblins […]

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Music Festival a Great Success! – by Pam Sasseen

Focus on Hanley Farm – September 2017

Hanley Farm’s music festival was GREAT! Hundreds of people attended, making the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s 71st anniversary an event to remember. The forecast for the day was 103 degrees, but the weather gods prevailed and it was a cooler 97 degrees, with a slight breeze. Despite the hazy […]

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Music Festival is August 5 at the Farm – by Pam Sasseen

Focus on Hanley Farm – August 2017

On August 5, 2017, Hanley Farm presents, “Hanley Farm Music Festival,” a fundraiser for Hanley Farm! In addition to great toe-tapping music from five popular local entertainers, there will be food, a Farmer’s Market, children’s games, a Faerie Garden, soda, mead and more beverages, including freshly-brewed lager from Standing […]

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Focus on Hanley Farm, July 2017 – by Pam Sasseen

However one refers to the Civil War—the “War to Preserve the Union,” “War of the Rebellion,” “War to make Men Free,” “Freedom War,” or the “War Between the States”—it preserved the United States as one, indivisible, nation.

In an 1889 study, performed by Union soldiers William Fox and Thomas Livermore, it was reported that approximately 620,000 […]

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Focus on Hanley Farm, June 2017 – by Pam Sasseen

Welcome to Hanley Farm! Up to and including the month of December, the farm hosts a new event every month!

We began our season April 29 & 30 with the annual Heritage Plant Sale. Hundreds of visitors attended, many lining up before the gates opened, to have the opportunity to choose from over 50 varieties of […]

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Focus on Hanley Farm, May 2017 – by Pam Sasseen

If you have trouble getting your child to help with household chores, try asking them to imagine what it would have been like to be raised on a farm, let’s say during the late 1800s or early 1900s. With no modern plumbing system, how was water transported from the nearest creek? With no mechanized method […]

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Focus on Hanley Farm, April 2017 – by Pam Sasseen

April is a special month for the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Hanley Farm. SOHS is proud to be the Grand Marshal for the 64th Annual Pear Blossom Parade, April 8. To celebrate the Pear Blossom Festival, Pear Blossom Posters for the past ten years, created by artist Debby Elder, are on display in the […]

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Spring Brings Interesting Events to Hanley Farm and More! – by Pam Sasseen

Focus on Hanley Farm – March 2017

160 years ago, Michael Hanley purchased what is now known as Hanley Farm. Originally the farm was called “The Willows,” a name taken from a weeping willow planted in the 1860s, a tree that has “…toppled twice, in 1940 and again in 1986.” But, “…in each instance it regenerated […]

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