The canary in the coal mine serves as an alarm to tell miners when the air is unsafe. When thing go awry, that’s good for the miners, but not so good for the canary. Birds serve the same role aboveground as they do below. As the climate and habitats shift, birds can be among the […]
Celebrating the Rebirth of the Beekman Arboretum
With spring all around, come join us for the 24th Annual Jacksonville Woodlands Association Hike-a-Thon and annual meeting on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This year we will be highlighting the C.C. Beekman Arboretum. The C.C. Beekman Native Plant Arboretum occupies a 3-acre, bowl-like site in the heart of Historic […]
The Jacksonville Garden Club’s Annual Spring Sale will be held in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10:00am-3:00pm in the alcove next to the Post Office on Oregon Street. The sale features fresh-cut spring flowers arranged in bouquets by Club members and interesting plants to add to your garden. Home-baked treats and other […]
Registration: Spring is here and so too are outstanding opportunities to join SOLC for our Spring Hike series! Hikes are free but fill up quickly so reserve your spot early! To read more about each hike and to register, please go to landconserve.org. Even if a hike is full, join the waiting list […]
“Before the Flood,” a documentary exploring the effect of global warming, will be presented at SOCAN’s general meeting, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6pm-8pm at the Medford Library. The program is free and open to the public.
The tragic journey of the Titanic is well-known. “Titanic – The Movie” starred Leonardo DiCaprio and chronicled the ill-fated trip […]
The popular touring documentary concert Romancing the West returns to the City that inspired it for a special dinner show at Jacksonville Inn on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Romancing the West Legacy Tour launched in 2013 has toured ever since, from the West Coast to Midwest shows this past September and this […]
With the days feeling a bit longer and the temperatures getting warmer, there are noticeable changes outside. The white blossoms of the snowdrops have been replaced with the bright yellow daffodils. The trees are beginning to bud and breathe color into the wooded landscape. Birds are chattering as if there is much to do. New […]
Jacksonville’s own Open Jam Tuesdays, hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton is celebrating its one-year anniversary. In the spirit of, “If you build it, they will come,” Elton approached J’ville Tavern’s owner, Andy Whitty Gough, to showcase the talent of local musicians. On February 2, 2016, Open Jam Tuesday debuted, and the players filled-up the sign-in […]
Live theater is returning to Jacksonville. The Randall Theatre Company of Medford is announcing plans to perform some of its 2017 season of shows in a new Jacksonville location. The planned expansion is part of a partnership between the Randall Theatre and Jacksonville’s Calvary Church. The church building located on 5th Street in Jacksonville will […]
For health and environmental reasons, electric vehicles – including transit buses – are the wave of the future.
The Rogue Valley will welcome a demonstration of an electric bus next week. Electric buses are rapidly replacing the heavily polluting buses of the past. They drastically reduce the polluting emissions of a gas-powered bus. They are quiet […]
Kicking off the 2017 Windows in Time lunchtime history talks, historian Bill Miller will present “Writing the Great War: Southern Oregon Letters and Stories from WW1,” at the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue, on Wednesday, January 4, and the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, on January 11, from 12 noon to 1 […]
Celebrate the Holidays at Hanley Farm!
Over the centuries, decorating Christmas trees and homes for the holiday season has become a tradition. Early Christmas trees were adorned with paper roses, lit candles, wafers, nuts and sweets.
December 26 & 27, 2016, travel back in time as you tour the Hanley Farmhouse. Costumed docents will guide you through […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR—Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will celebrate the Victorian Christmas Boxing Day tradition on Monday, December 26, when all Victorian Christmas tours of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House will be $2 per person with a canned good donation for ACCESS. If visitors pay full price ($5 for adults, $3 for seniors or students), all tour entry fees […]
Jacksonville artist, Walt Wirfs is the featured artist at the Art’Clectic December Pop-Up event during Victorian Christmas in Jacksonville. The art show will be held at the IOOF Hall on South Oregon Street next to GoodBean Coffee. The pop-up show will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 2 through December 18 from […]
On Sunday, December 4 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, 2016 the Soroptimist International Club of Medford is holding its annual Home Tour, featuring four wonderful homes, each dressed up for the Holidays. The homes were selected for their architectural style and festive Holiday decorations.
The homes range in style from contemporary, with beautiful decorations, to a Tribal/Asian […]
For two days each year, the Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Sale brings a burst of energy to the alcove next to the Post Office in downtown Jacksonville. An array of beautiful table arrangements with candles, interesting baskets decorated with bows and cones, and distinctive door swags are displayed on tables for customers to select […]
Please join us in welcoming in the holiday season…and Artist & Gardener!
An Open House for this new business is planned with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The Chamber of Commerce will make it official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Open House is Friday, December 2 from 4:00-7:00pm with a celebratory ribbon-cutting at 6:00pm at 130 S. […]
Aaron Moffatt, a young Southern Oregonian film maker, has started his career with a visual triumph. Four years in the making, his film offers a stunning and gripping visual depiction of the amazing Kamath-Siskiyou forest. This feature length video will be the focus of the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now General Meeting scheduled for […]
REPERTORY SINGERS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH “ALL IS BRIGHT” CONCERT ON DECEMBER 17TH and 18TH, 2016
ASHLAND, OR – Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, under the direction of Dr. Paul French, will celebrate the music of the holidays with a performance of “All Is Bright” on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18th at […]
2016 Calendar of Events
Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with 2016 Victorian Christmas. The celebration begins with a Merchant Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26 and Victorian Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec 3 at 10am – and continues weekends, December 3 through December 18. Some activities continue the weekend after […]
Good Morning Everyone… Here is the movie lineup for November, and it’s another pair of really great Boris Karloff films… and I’m not speaking of Frankenstein or Dracula or the Wolf Man. No… these films are dramatic enough without fake Hollywood monsters.
The feature film is Bedlam, a well told tale of the fight to improve […]
Make your Holiday wreath Saturday November 26, 2016 at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road between Central Point and Medford, 11am to 3pm. Free admission! There will be wreath making kits available at $15 per kit for non-members or $10 for SOHS members. Kits include the grapevine base, choice of greens and berries, wire and clippers […]
Four years ago, Mary Kell started the GoodBean’s tradition of an Angel Art Show in December, using the walls of the coffee house to display uplifting art.
Mary says angels have always played an important role in her life and has her own angel stories to share. For example, some years ago, her guardian angel awoke […]
Voices of the Applegate is in its fifteenth year, and as so many choirs in Southern Oregon, has changed directions and directors over the years.
The choir has now turned over a new leaf by welcoming Harmony Sue Haynie as its new director. Harmony admits that she is not your conventional choir director and prefers teaching […]
This year, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Pioneer Village, invite the community to thank our veterans at a very special Veterans Day Celebration. The event is on November 11, 2016 at 11:00am and will last approximately 45 minutes. This year, Pioneer Village has graciously offered to hold the event indoors at the […]
The Belles & Beaus Old West/Victorian Society of Jacksonville will sponsor their second-annual Victorian Ball on Saturday, November 5th in the US Hotel Ballroom in downtown Jacksonville. Titled, “Queen Victoria’s Royal Ball,” this year’s affair will commence at 6:00pm with a buffet dinner catered by the Jacksonville Inn. A cash bar will be available for […]
The Fifth Annual Beekeepers Ball is the autumn 2016 event not to miss! On Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm, doors will open at the Bigham Knoll Ballroom, 525 East E St in Historic Jacksonville. The costume theme this year is “Just ‘Bee’ Yourself,” the night will be emceed by Maria Kelly, and is the […]
The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce the October event for its monthly Tales from the Collections program. The program will take place at SOHS’s History Center in downtown Medford (106 N. Central Ave.) on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10am to 12pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Pinto Colvig […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR – The Victorians created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one. Death was considered part of life’s texture, giving it essential meaning. Join Historic Jacksonville at the 1873 Beekman House between 11am and 3pm on Saturday or Sunday, October 15 and 16, to explore how Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneer family honored […]
Three haunting nights in October, Hanley Farm hosts the “The Boogeyman’s Bride,” presented by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Crater High School Renaissance Academy. Lantern-bearers lead groups through the farm’s dark corn field and woods, as the drama unfolds about the Boogeyman’s Bride’s deep . . . dark . . . secret. Suitable […]
Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, for the final Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours of the season. These tours have been so popular that we’re now offering five tours each night!
These approximately one-hour docent-led tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of North Oregon and C […]
BLM is hosting a National Public Lands Day event on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail—with help from SUTA on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 8:30am-1:00pm.
Volunteers will help re-route a steep section of trail that currently goes over the tunnel. At the 2014 Public Lands Day event, we re-routed the trail on the other side of […]
With the return of crisp cool mornings and the change of the trees, we are reminded that fall is right around the corner. There is no greater harbinger of the harvest season than the annual Oktoberfest at the Bigham Knoll campus. Celebrating its 9th year, Oktoberfest has become a community festival beseeching us to enjoy […]
The fun and whimsical work of many local artists will be featured at “furnARTure,” a benefit for The Studio at Living Opportunities. We’ve invited local artists to “recycle” traditional furniture, using their creative skills to turn dozens of pieces into “master” pieces for this signature event. The resulting blend of art and furniture becomes furnARTure, […]
On October 22, at 6:00pm in the US Bank Ballroom, 100 lucky guests will be treated to an amazing evening comprised of dinner, prepared by Platon Mantheakis of the Jacksonville Inn, an enlightening video presentation by Paul Bissett on the distilling and creation of single malt scotch, a sampling of 5 wonderful and varied scotches, […]
The Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club will hold its 7th-Annual Salmon Bake at beautiful Hanley Farm on September 18, 2016. This event has turned into a beloved Jacksonville tradition! As in past years, the Salmon Bake fundraiser supports Rotary’s clean water projects around the world. Our projects have dramatically improved public health and reduced infant mortality […]
Our movie selection for August is On The Town. I generally try to run films which, in my opinion, have not been seen as often this one, but On The Town is such a happy-go-lucky motion picture, I felt it deserves a showing. We don’t use that phrase much anymore. Perhaps it’s because we are […]
A car show with history deserves a historic venue.
Rogue Valley Corvettes’ Fall Classic—one of the region’s most popular car culture events—is moving to Historic Jacksonville!
The footprint of Rogue Valley Corvettes’ membership spans from Medford to Grants Pass and Klamath Falls, as far north as Douglas County, south to Sacramento, as far west as the California […]
The Artists Workshop 2016 Show and Sale will fill the walls of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville for their 32nd Annual Art Exhibit from August 5 through August 28. For all four weekends in August, the exhibit will be open from 11:00am-5:00pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend […]
The week of August 8 to August 12, 2016 is the last chance for your child to enjoy summer fun at Hanley Farm! Register your child for August summer camp, where they will experience new adventures and activities every day! Children have the unique opportunity to step into the past, to connect with their local […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR—Americans were on the move during the second half of the 19th Century! In the span of 50 years, transportation options advanced from horseback, wagon or buggy, stagecoach, and sailing ship, to railroad, steamship and automobile. And Jacksonville’s pioneer Beekman famly experienced them all! View antique cars and learn about the rapid changes in […]
The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce the July event for its monthly Tales from the Collections program. The program will take place at SOHS’s History Center in downtown Medford (106 N. Central Ave.) on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 from 10am to 12pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Join SOHS’s […]
July 20 – 24, 2016
Jackson County Fair—Carnival Lights and Country Nights
A week of fun just got even better!
2016 Fair Hours:
Wednesday, 7/20 through Saturday, 7/23 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday, 7/24 11 am to 7 pm
LOTS FOR FREE!
FREE Admission for Kids 12 and Under, sponsored by the West Family Foundation
FREE Parking EVERY DAY, sponsored by Butler […]
The Family Nurturing Center has partnered with the Southern Oregon Historical Society to bring pizza nights back to Hanley Farm! The third Thursdays of every month are always special at the farm – activities include no-till garden tours historic Hanley Farmhouse tours, flint knapping demonstrations, and children’s activities. July 21, 2016 the Family Nurturing Center […]
Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. at 7 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, for Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours. These approximately one-hour docent-led tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of North Oregon and C streets and include some moderate elevations. Tours are limited to the first 15 people. The cost is […]
“You Are Invited” OPEN HOUSE ~ BUILD THE DREAM July 27th, 5:00-7:00pm @ Sampson House & Cedar Garden
Come join us for the first annual Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up event on Saturday, July 16th, 2016!
Join Jacksonville residents Lauren Kemple, Becka Kem and Rhonda Brown for a short nature walk followed by voluntary arboretum clean-up. You’ll stroll through the arboretum, identifying many plants and learn about their origin and medicinal and culinary […]
Now for July’s movie. WE have been waiting some time to run this film… it is The Westerner, a classic western if there ever was one. It stars Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan. Brennan, who plays Judge Roy Bean, won his third and final Oscar for this one.
Directed by William Wyler, The Westerner tells the […]
The Jackson County Master Food Preservers presents Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes: How to Preserve Your Tomato Harvest, the third class in their canning and preserving series, at the OSU Extension auditorium, Saturday, July 16. Learn how to preserve your home-grown tomatoes for year-round enjoyment!
In this class, food safety and the types of preservation equipment to use […]
Good Evening All… Our movie in June 2016 is one of those films you don’t hear much about anymore, but one which was highly-popular when it was released. So said the book from which it was made… God Is My Co-pilot, starring that stellar good-looking leading man, Dennis Morgan… with support from Raymond Massey and […]