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.  

Be sure not to miss our last 1932 Living History of the 2017 season on Saturday, September 23.  Join Beekman family members and friends as they close up their 1873 home, comment on Depression Era Jacksonville, and reminisce about life in the late 1800s.

 

Then October becomes a very “spirited” month in Jacksonville with events each weekend!  Join Historic Jacksonville on October 13th and 14th for our Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours. 

 

 Then visit the Beekman House Museum on October 21st and 22nd for a look at Victorian Mourning Customs.

 

Also check out “Meet the Pioneers” on October 6th and 7th in Jacksonville’s Pioneer Cemetery.  And if you would rather ride than walk, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is offering Haunted Trolley Tours the last two weekends of the month.

And don’t forget to “like” Historic Jacksonville, Inc. (historicjville) on Facebook for weekly snippets of local history each History Trivia Tuesday

Jacksonville-1883 Lithograph

 Jacksonville 1883 (lithograph)

When Oregon was admitted to the Union in 1859, Jacksonville was the largest inland trade center in the new state, and Jacksonville and its residents played a dominant role in early Oregon history and statehood. But when the railroad by-passed Jacksonville in the 1880s, the town slowly sank into oblivion. However, that oblivion also proved to be the town’s salvation, preserving the historic buildings, homes, and character that you see today—Jacksonville’s National Historic Landmark District. Today, these landmarks live again through the efforts of the City of Jacksonville, volunteers, and private owners so that you can again experience Jacksonville in its heyday.