Pioneer History in Story & Song

JACKSONVILLE, OR—Historic Jacksonville, Inc. brings the history of Jacksonville and Southern Oregon to life through tours, events, and activities that share the stories of the pioneers who settled the region following the discovery of gold in 1852. The ...

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Etiquette of the Victorian Era at Beekman House

JACKSONVILLE, OR –  Oh, the lengths to which Victorians went to maintain propriety!  Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. at the 1873 Beekman House from Noon to 4 pm on Saturday, July 15, to learn more about the rules of Victorian Etiquette—and how to b...

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Victorian Christmas –

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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Jacksonville Overview

Jacksonville is a place that is easy to fall in love with.  It’s small town ambiance (population 2,860) gorgeous setting in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains and beautifully preserved late 1800’s architecture combine to make a very attractive t...

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Cricket Hill Winery at McCully House

Cricket Hill Winery is now an additional option for wine tasting experiences right in Jacksonville.  They have opened a tasting room in McCully House Inn at the corner of California & Fifth Streets. Cricket Hill Winery is a traditional French winery ...

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Victorian Crafts & Hobbies@Beekman House

How did people pass their time before Social Media, Television and Radio?  Historic Jacksonville, Inc. and local craft guilds and hobbyists are presenting Victorian Day of Hobbies & Crafts from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 16, at the 1873 Beekman...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
2018
all-day Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Aug 18 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
10:15 am BrittKids Koncerts
BrittKids Koncerts
Aug 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public – Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited! All performances start at 10:15 a.m. All performances are in the Britt Performance Garden, with the exception of the Aug. 18* concert. July 26 Update:  Due to the extreme smoky conditions prevailing in the region, the BrittKids Koncert series has been relocated until further notice. The free morning concerts for kids will now be held at the Oak Grove Elementary School gymnasium. Doors will open at 9:30 AM and the concerts will begin at 10:15 AM as previously scheduled. Oak Grove Elementary School is located at 2838 W Main St. in Medford, Oregon. The young and young at heart are invited to join us for nine engaging and interactive mid-morning concerts. 2018 Schedule: Jul 17 | “Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico” by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre Jul 23 | “Corps of Discovery” by The Meriwethers Jul 29 | “Iggy’s String Theory” by Ignace Jang & Mark Bergman (Britt Orchestra concertmaster, and double bassist) Jul 30 | “Flora and the Search for the Groove” by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich (Britt Orchestra percussionist) & Members of the Britt Orchestra Aug 5 | “Got Melody?” by 16 Strings....
11:00 am Behind the Counter tours at Beek...
Behind the Counter tours at Beek...
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Experience how Cornelius Beekman, Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneer, conducted banking in the late 1800s when Historic Jacksonville again opens the 1863 Beekman Bank, the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, for special “Behind the Counter” tours from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day in 2017. Between 11 am and 4 pm on Fridays through Mondays, costumed docents will share stories of late 19th Century banking practices, gold shipping, and handshake deals. Over $10 million in gold crossed the bank’s counters during Jacksonville’s heyday in the second half of the 19th Century (worth over $1 billion today). Location:  California and North 3rd Streets in Jacksonville.  It has been preserved intact as a museum since Cornelius Beekman closed the doors in 1915. A suggested bank “deposit” of $2 will help us maintain this program and expand “banking hours.” Private group tours are also available.  For additional information, contact Historic Jacksonville at 541-245-3650 or e-mail info@historicjacksonville.org. http://www.historicjacksonville.org/events/behind-the-counter-tours/
11:00 am Victorian Days @ Beekman House
Victorian Days @ Beekman House
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Historic Jacksonville between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month from May through October for our Victorian Days tours and activities at Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House Museum.  One-hour tours begin every 15 minutes.  New themes each month share  different aspects of life in the late 1800s as viewed through the lens of the gold mining town of Jacksonville and the Beekman family, the town’s most prominent and wealthiest pioneers.  Here’ our 2018 schedule of Victorian themes: 6/16 – Victorian Hobbies & Crafts “Leisure Doesn’t Mean Idleness!” 7/21 – Travel in the Victorian Age “From Stagecoach and Sailing Ship to Railroad, Steamship, and Automobile!” 8/18 – Victorian Etiquette “Mind Your Manners!” 9/15 – Victorian Fashion – “The Well-Dressed Victorian” In October we’ll host a special 2-day event: 10/20 & 10/21 – Victorian Mourning Customs – “Honoring the Dearly Departed” All activities are at Jacksonville’s 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street.  Admission is $5.  Lawn activities are free. Private tours for groups of 10 to 15 can also be arranged at a cost of $15 per person.
Aug
19
Sun
2018
all-day Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Narrated Trolley Tours 10:30 – 2:30
Aug 19 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

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