Tea Kettle Engine Returns Home

A 10-ton piece of Jacksonville history came rolling home on Saturday, June 14, when the Rogue River Valley Railroad...

By | June 20th, 2014|History, News, Now|0 Comments

Cemetery Marker Cleaning & Workshop June 21

Cemetery marker cleaning and workshops will resume on Saturday, June 21 from 9:00am until 12noon.

By | June 16th, 2014|History, News, Now|0 Comments

Carolyn Kingsnorth of Historic Jacksonville, Inc. on FiveOn5

Watch this video from FiveOn5 dated, June 5, 2014 - with Carolyn Kingsnorth of Historic...

By | June 16th, 2014|About Jacksonville, History, News, Now|0 Comments

History Saturday on June 14th Features Beekman House Quilt Show

Crazy quilt pillows made by Julia Beekman, a Victorian crazy quilt that once belonged to...

By | June 4th, 2014|History, History News & Events, News, Now, What To Do|0 Comments

Pioneer Profiles: Peter Britt, Part 1 – by Carolyn Kingsnorth

It’s Britt season, so what better subject for summer’s Pioneer Profiles than Peter Britt, whose pioneer homestead is now the site of Britt Festivals, the Britt Gardens, and portions of Jacksonville’s Woodlands Trail System. Perhaps best known as the pioneer photographer who documented Southern Oregon’s people, activities, and landscapes from the 1850s to 1900, Peter Britt was also a visionary, a painter, a respected horticulturalist, a vintner...

1932 Beekman House Living History Returns!

Beginning Saturday, May 17, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. is reviving the Beekman House 1932 Living History series...

Beekman House Opens Saturday, May 10

Historic Jacksonville, Inc. begins its 2014 season of events at Jacksonville’s 1873 Beekman House with Victorian themed...

Historic Jacksonville, Inc. Bringing Historic Buildings to Life

Historic Jacksonville, Inc., a newly formed non-profit, is making plans for educational programs...

By | April 9th, 2014|About Jacksonville, History, News, Now|0 Comments

Volunteers Needed for Cemetery Marker Cleaning

Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will resume their marker cleaning and workshops starting on Saturday April 19...

By | March 31st, 2014|History, News, Now|0 Comments

SOHS Revisits the 1960’s!

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss Southern Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit...

Spring Cemetery Cleanup Day is March 15th!

The first Community Cemetery Clean-up Day of the year will be held on Saturday, March 15th from 9:00am until 12noon...

By | March 6th, 2014|History, News, Now|0 Comments

Pioneer Profiles: The Fathers of Jacksonville – by Carolyn Kingsnorth

Contrary to local lore, James Clugage and James Pool did not make the initial gold discovery in Southern Oregon. However, they may well deserve credit for triggering the Southern Oregon gold rush of 1852, and they definitely deserve credit for staking claims to what proved to be a different kind of gold mine—the donation land claims that became the City.

Pioneer Profiles: Henry Klippel – by Carolyn Kingsnorth

In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the newly formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of these pioneers and their times. Henry Klippel was one such immigrant.

Breaking News: Peter Britt Barn Discovered-See Video!

Peter Britt's barn unearthed at Britt Hill construction site...Chelsea Rose and her SOU archeology team unearth buried treasure!

By | February 3rd, 2014|About Jacksonville, History, News, Now, Video Posts|0 Comments

Holidays at Hanley Farm December 7th!

On Saturday, December 7, 12-4pm, come celebrate the holiday season with us at Hanley Farm!

Dig “Public Archeology Day” on October 12th!

Well-known archeologist Chelsea Rose and her team will resume digging for artifacts in Jacksonville in mid-October.

By | October 7th, 2013|About Jacksonville, History, News, Now|2 Comments

Rogue Saturday Nights – Live Music at Hanley Farm!

Join us July 13th for an evening of music, local craft brews and farm-fresh food at Hanley Farm!

Beekman House Reopens July 13th!

Crazy quilt pillows made by Julia Beekman and a Victorian crazy quilt that once belonged to Ginger Rogers...

By | July 8th, 2013|History, News, News Flow, Now|1 Comment

Historic Landmark Education 101

Public is invited February 19 to help dispel myths and rumors about Jacksonville’s Historic Landmark District.

Cemtery Ish Block Repairs Needed

Fundraising has begun for the Ish Block - Fundraiser on Feb. 23!

The Bennett Estate is Sold

Interview with new buyers, Frank and Ken...

Final History Saturday in Historic Cemetery

Saturday, December 8 is the final program of the year to conclude our tour of the City Section...

Coquette Bakery on Two Creeks Heritage Farm – by Linda Davis

“we are not trying to make a living; we are trying to make a lifestyle."

Meet Rob Esterlein, SOHS Executive Director

Rob is a Texas native, born In Fort Worth...

Britt Buys Two Jacksonville Properties

Britt has purchased a home and lot on S. Fir Street...

By | November 2nd, 2012|About Jacksonville, History, News, News Flow, Now|0 Comments

Another Sell-Out Year for Meet the Pioneers!

The feedback from those attending was nothing short of total joy and praise...

Fun Events at Hanley Farm! By Pam Sasseen

Scarecrow Festival Oct. 13 and Haunted Field Oct. 13 & 14 at Hanley

Experience a Chautauqua at Hanley Farm – By Pamela Sasseen

FUN for all this weekend at Hanley - September 21 & 22...

Site of Gold’s First Discovery For Sale

Jacksonville's Larry Smith Speaks out on KOBI about the need to preserve this property...

Jacksonville Company – A Classic

Lorraine Akin has owned the Store for 14 years...

Beekman House Music Tours

This Saturday, August 18 experience the classics at the Beekman House...

Applegate Trails Monthly Hikes Are Educational

Learn about the history, biology, ecology of the beautiful Applegate, enjoy views and stay fit!

Exciting Events Slated at Hanley Farm!

Horse-Drawn Days, Origins Dinner, Artist & Picnic Days....and more!

Troon Turns 40!

Celebration on August 4! And - submit a favorite Troon photo to win great prizes!

Wonderful Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Events

History in the Cemetery - August 11...

Travel in the Victorian Era

Discover what travel was like in the 1800's at the Beekman House July 21...

Independence Day – by Mayor Paul Becker

The Declaration of Independence: What a document!

Origins Dinner Series to Support Hanley Farm

Support SOHS and Hanley Farm - First one June 30th -only $55 for multi-course meal and presentation!

Two Local Artists “Step Up” For History

Warren Straus and Ray Foster are donating $6,000 for porch repairs at the Beekman House

Focus on the Farm – By Pamela Sasseen

Hanley Farm again holding Children's Heritage Fair, Tours and Picnic and New Dinner Series!

Jacksonville Home & Garden Tour

Six Beautiful historic homes, plus gardens and churches on Tour May 19 & 20...

Focus on the Farm – Bill Hanley, By Pamela Sasseen

William "Bill" Hanley must have had much of his father’s, Michael Hanley's, pioneering spirit in him...

Annual Woodlands Hike-A-Thon

Join the fun on Saturday, April 21 for a presentation, hike, then lunch catered by Jacksonville Chiropractic...

Great April Historic Cemetery Events in April!

Popular "History Saturdays" Return April 14, and new event in partnership with SOHS on April 21...

Old-Fashioned Egg Roll!

Mark your calendars for this fun, family event on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1 to 3!

Hanley Farm Partners With Jacksonville Market CSA

CSA’s are composed of local farmers who grow a variety of fresh produce and products...

How About Helping with History?

Beekman House Volunteers are NEEDED for various events throughout the summer...

Preservation Roundtable

Tickets needed in advance for the event hosted in Jacksonville by Historic Preservation League of Oregon...

By | March 11th, 2012|About Jacksonville, History, News, Now, What To Do|0 Comments

Hanley Farm Redwood Tree – by Pamela Sasseen

The wood is petrified Metasequoia from the Oligocene era, approximately 23 to 34 million years ago...

Beekman House Meeting this Saturday, 25th

People are NEEDED to assist with some fun Beekman House activities - please come - and spread the word!