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.  

Join us for another great season of “Pioneer History in Story & Song”  when troubadour and historian David Gordon returns by popular demand to share the music of the late 1800s and the stories behind the songs.  Next up on March 4, “The Gold Rush: Days of ’49!

 

And beginning in May, we’ll return for 6 months of Beekman House Living History, Victorian Days, Beekman Bank tours, Haunted History tours and more!

In the meantime, 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.