1932 Living History

Time travel to 1932.  New York Governor Franklin Roosevelt is running for President. Groucho Marx is on the radio.  Depression era miners are digging up Jacksonville streets.  Hobos are hoping for hand outs.

And Carrie and Ben Beekman are in Jacksonville for the weekend prior to closing up their 1873 family home, and they are inviting you to visit!

Experience 1932 Jacksonville as you interact with the Beekmans, their cousin Lulu Linn,  and their former housekeeper Louise Minear as they sort through family belongings, comment on current events, and reminisce about life in the late 1800s in one of Southern Oregon’s most prominent pioneer families.

These special Living History tours are offered at Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House, located at 470 E. California Street, at 11 am, 1 pm,  and 3 pm on the 4th Saturday of each month from May through September. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.  Tours are limited to 15 people.

Other dates may be possible for group bookings of 10 to 15 people. Group bookings may also include either a picnic lunch or a “strawberry tea” for an additional $15 per person.

For information or group reservations, call 541-245-3650 or email info@historicjacksonville.org

Guest Comments:

That was such a wonderful experience today. You all did a fabulous job in bringing history alive. The lunch was delicious and all the little details such as the flowers on the table were very much appreciated. Thank you for a fun afternoon.          ~Leslie S.