Jacksonville Boosters Club
The Jacksonville Boosters Club was incorporated in 1965 as a community action group responding to the controversy then surrounding the proposed routing of Highway 238 along Jackson Creek. That State-sponsored plan which would have razed 11 historic structures was ultimately defeated when, through the efforts of the fledgling Club, the City received Historic District status from the Federal government. The Boosters’ bi-annual Home and Garden Tour and annual Holiday Party silent auction and raffle raise money to help support worthy projects like the Jacksonville Elementary School spring musical, Victorian Christmas and Food & Friends.
Each year, Boosters undertake one or two work projects. In 2010, Boosters cleaned, repaired and repainted the Cemetery Sexton’s Tool House. This year, Club members are repairing the Elementary School’s greenhouse.
PO Box 81
Kiwanians are individuals who share in the desire to give a little of their time to help their communities, their countries, and the world become better places to live and work.
Contact Dave Wilson at 541.899.1934
Jacksonville Garden Club
The mission of the Garden Club is to promote beauty in our community and conservation of our natural resources, to advance the arts of gardening, landscape design, horticulture and floral design, and to provide activities that contribute to friendship and enjoyment of our members. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, except July & August, from 12:30 to 2:30pm at various locations.
PO Box 1575, Jacksonville, OR 97530
Contact Membership Chair, Grace Emori at 541-899-9099 for more information.
Jacksonville Woodlands Association
The Jacksonville Woodlands Park and Trail System is a 280 acre hillside woodland park. The Association’s preservation efforts have attracted national attention and has set the standard for community land preservation in Oregon. An additional 25 acres, some containing historic 1860′s goldmines, remain to be protected. Long range plans also call for the doubling of the Woodlands trail network. The Forest Park is a new hiking & mountain biking area just West of town. Take Hwy 238, turn on MaryAnn Drive, and an immediate left up Reservoir Road to the signs for Forest Park. Beautiful views and the old Railroad Trails can be seen here.
Friends of the Jacksonville Historic Cemetery
PO Box 1541
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Contact: Dirk Siedlecki – 541-826-9939
A 501 (c) (3) non profit organization formed in October 2008. Our mission: To Restore, Preserve, Document and Safeguard our Cemetery and its History for Future Generations. Many opportunities for volunteers at our regular Clean-up Days, Annual Meet the Pioneers Tours and other events. Visit our website at www.friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional information and complete listing of cemetery events.
Applegate Trails Association
The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) is a non-profit Oregon group formed by community residents to develop a system of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails in the mountains of the Applegate Valley.
ATA is cooperating with public land agencies, community organizations, and private landowners to preserve and connect historic trails for future generations. Our aim is to conserve our valley’s valuable resources―the land, the views, and the biodiversity―for the non-motorized enjoyment of people of all ages and levels of ability.
P.O. Box 105
Jacksonville, OR 9530
Contact David Calahan at 541-899-1226
Food & Friends
Meals on Wheels
Food & Friends delivers hot, nutritious meals Monday through Friday, between 10am and 12pm in most areas. Meals are delivered to eligible homebound seniors by friendly volunteers. For many seniors, this may the the only social contact each day, and their only whole meal of the day.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Jan Yost at 541-734-9505 x 4 and visit their website for more details
Donations may be sent to:
Food & Friends, PO Box 3275, Central Point, OR 97502
Meals on Site
Food & Friends also serves hot meals Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 12:30pm in Jacksonville in the I.O.O.F Hall at Main & Oregon Streets.
For more information, contact Ileane Davis at 541.899.7492 and visit their website.
“To make history come alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our common heritage.” This is the mission of the SOHS.
The SOHS Research Library
The SOHS Research Library is located at 106 N. Central Avenue in Medford and is open Tuesdays – Fridays from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.
The Research Library is one of the biggest archival repositories in the state of Oregon. Our collection includes the Peter Britt collection (housed on behalf of the Oregon University System) of 5000 glass plate negatives, an estimated 90,000 other photographs of southern Oregon, hundreds of maps and architectural drawings, over 1000 oral histories, business records, journals, diaries, and so on.
For more information, and/or to become a member, call 541.773.6536 or click here.
In 2010, the Southern Oregon Historical Society entered into a long-term agreement with the new Jacksonville Heritage Society. Under this agreement, SOHS turned over to JHS the daily management of the Beekman House, Beekman Bank, Catholic Rectory, and the “courthouse complex” (the buildings now known as the Jacksonville Museum and the Children’s Museum.) JHS plans to resume operating the Beekman House and Beekman Bank as interpretive historic sites. For more information, please contact email@example.com. Also visit (and “like”) the JHS Facebook Page.
A group of artists dedicated to promoting the presence of locally created art at each public event held in Jacksonville, including our own city-wide Art Jubilee held each September. Our dues are very reasonable for the benefit of the added visibility and high profile exhibition opportunities you’ll receive during Jacksonville’s popular events!
Contact Anne Brooke Hawkins at 541.899.3759 or visit SOAR for more information
A comprehensive directory of Southern Oregon’s arts community and guide to events for its members, local arts enthusiasts, and those planning to visit or move to our region. From distinguished fine artists to outsiders, our area is home to award winners and promising new talent in a vast range of disciplines and host to a spectacular array of yearly theater, music, food and wine festivals. SOAR is a great way to stay in the loop about art events, artists and becoming a part of the art scene. Art Matters!, the companion blog contains educational, event and exhibition news from local galleries and art organizations and articles from blogs written by area artists.
Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm is a care farm where people, animals, and the earth work together for mutual healing. A care farm provides an ideal environment in which to learn and practice the art of care giving in a way that also transforms the caregiver. Care farming (also known as green care, farm care, or farming for health), is well established in Europe, but is a relatively new concept in the United States.
Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
13195 Upper Applegate, Jacksonville, OR 97530