Victorian Christmas Celebration 2016

Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with Victorian Christmas.   The celebration begins with a merchant open house tree lighting ceremony on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continues on the first three weekends in December, wit...

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After Christmas Holiday Tours

After Christmas Holiday Tours at Beekman House & 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 swe...

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Pioneer History in Story & Song

January 2017 marks the return of the highly popular monthly series, “Pioneer History in Story and Song”.  These  programs feature celebrated folk singer and historian David Gordon.   David will share songs from the 1800’s and with the stor...

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Chinese New Year – 2017 – Year of the Rooster

The contributions of the Chinese in Southern Oregon’s development are honored during our Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 18, 2017.  The Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association (SOCCA) coordinates a wide variety of activities and ...

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Local Artist creates “Color Historic Jacksonville”

Anne Brooke, a Jacksonville artist, has published a coloring book with images of Jacksonville.  The idea for the book came out of discussions for creating sketches of local buildings and attractions for use in printed and online materials used to promote...

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Randall Theatre in Jacksonville

In addition to enjoying concerts at Britt and the many fine eateries and shops, you can now also enjoy live theater right here in Jacksonville! Randall Theatre will be producing several shows in town – thanks to an agreement between Randall Theatre ...

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Bring back the Jacksonville Trolley!

Jacksonville’s beloved mascot needs some help.  After missing out on most of this past season due to mechanical problems we are moving forward with ensuring we have a trolley in place for the upcoming season. The city has purchased a wonderful replacem...

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Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Fri
2018
all-day Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Oct 19 – Oct 22 all-day
45 minute narrated trolley tour providing an overview of Jacksonville’s history Meet the trolley at the Visitor Information Center –  corner of North Oregon & C Streets Purchase tickets at Visitor Information Center by credit card or cash; Cash only for on-board purchase $6 adults, $3 children, no charge for held on lap Tours run on the half-hour from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Fridays – Mondays in May & October Daily June – September; The Trolley is not handicap accessible Sold out tours may occur with advance registration and will be noted on this calendar as a separate entry Private tours are available for groups, limited to 25.  Click Here for more information
9:00 pm Jville Tavern Live Music: Spiral...
Jville Tavern Live Music: Spiral...
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Enjoy live music every Friday night from 9:00pm-midnight at Jville Tavern!  125 W California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170 October  19    Spiral Kings
Oct
20
Sat
2018
11:00 am Victorian Mourning Customs Tours...
Victorian Mourning Customs Tours...
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1-Hour Tours between 11 am – 3 pm. For Victorians, death was a part of life, giving it essential meaning, and they created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one.  Between 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will be offering 1-hour “Victorian Mourning Customs” tours every 15 minutes at Jacksonville’s 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California. Historic Jacksonville The house will be decorated as a Victorian house in mourning—clocks stopped, mirrors draped in black, mourning wreath on the door, coffin in the parlor.  Costumed docents will share the fashions, home décor, funeral etiquette, social behavior, and personal mementos that honored the dearly departed in the late 1800s.  Tour admission, $5.  541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org.
9:00 pm Jville Tavern Live Music: Don Da...
Jville Tavern Live Music: Don Da...
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Enjoy live music from 9:00pm-midnight at Jville Tavern!  125 W California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170 October  20    D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers
Oct
21
Sun
2018
11:00 am Victorian Mourning Customs Tours...
Victorian Mourning Customs Tours...
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
1-Hour Tours between 11 am – 3 pm. For Victorians, death was a part of life, giving it essential meaning, and they created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one.  Between 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will be offering 1-hour “Victorian Mourning Customs” tours every 15 minutes at Jacksonville’s 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California. Historic Jacksonville The house will be decorated as a Victorian house in mourning—clocks stopped, mirrors draped in black, mourning wreath on the door, coffin in the parlor.  Costumed docents will share the fashions, home décor, funeral etiquette, social behavior, and personal mementos that honored the dearly departed in the late 1800s.  Tour admission, $5.  541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org.

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