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.  

On Saturday, May 27, meet and interact with Beekman family members and friends when you time travel to 1932 via Beekman House Living HistoryCornelius Beekman was probably the wealthiest and most prominent of Southern Oregon’s pioneers and his 1873 home remains completely furnished with family artifacts.

 

Plan to join costumed docents between 11am and 4pm, Thursday through Monday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, when the Beekman Bank Museum, the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, is again open for “Behind the Counter” tours.

 

Learn about Jacksonville’s very “spirited” past on one of our Haunted History walking tours on the first Friday of each month through September.  And don’t miss “Pioneer Laughter” David Gordon‘s last concert of the 2017
“Pioneer History in Story & Song” season on Sunday, June 4.

Also be sure 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.