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Beekman Bank @ theDoveNewsroom
Aired Friday, July 7, 2017 – If you were to make a deposit today at a bank in Jacksonville, Oregon it might be all electronic or using an ATM. But in the late 1800’s things were a little different. We take a trip back in time, to much simpler time, at the Beekman Bank. Here is theDove’s Demi DeSoto to help make your deposit historic.
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Back in Time @ theDoveNewsroom
Aired Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Southern Oregon is rich in history. A gold mining town has had many firsts for the west coast. Many descendants there, today remember the stories told for generations. There is a way to go back in time in Jacksonville, Oregon.
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Victorian Etiquette.  For KDRV by Julia Moore
Aired Friday, August 19th describing etiquette rules and behavior of the Victorian period in Jacksonville.
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Mind Your Manners.  For KTVL by Stephanie Martinez
Aired describing Victorian etiquette with a tour of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House. View video.

KTVZ logo   Road Trip: Jacksonville offers history, music – fine wine. For KTVZ by Elizabeth Amos
Nestled away in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, the city of Jacksonville may be small. But with its rich history and thriving tourism, it’s anything but ordinary.
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JV Review July-2016July, 2016   Step Behind the Counter of the Oldest Bank in the Pacific Northwest!
The historic Beekman Bank is again open for business with docents accepting “deposits” to help preserve and share local history. From 11:00am to 4:00pm, Friday through Monday, the public is invited to step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.
     
Screen shot 2014-07-15 at  Jul 15   3.38.19 PMJuly 8, 2016   “New tour delves into Jacksonville’s more sordid past” – by Vickie Aldous, Mail Tribune
According to one tale from Jacksonville’s colorful past, a gambler caught cheating at cards was lynched one night, his body left dangling from a noose on the front porch of the historic John Miller House. Read more.
     
  “Celebrate Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House”
Throughout December, costumed docents share the origins of popular Christmas traditions and Beekman family holiday festivities in the late 1800s.  Read more.
     
KTVL-logo   “Behind the Counter – Beekman Bank Tours
Aired Sunday, July 19, 2015, detailing the history behind the bank founded by Cornelius C. Beekman
     
Screen shot 2014-07-15 at  Jul 15   3.40.12 PM   “Beekman House Tours to Benefit Access
Aired December 27, 2014, describing the tour of Cornelius Beekman’s historic residence as it was furnished around 1911.
     
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“Carolyn Kingsnorth, Historic Jacksonville
Aired December 26, 2014, about the non-profit organization who’s mission is to bring living history to the Jacksonville’s prominent historic buildings.

     
December-2014-CoverDecember 14, 2014   “Beekman House “Boxing Day” Tours Benefit ACCESS
Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will celebrate the Victorian Christmas Boxing Day tradition on Saturday and Sunday, December 27 and 28… Although Queen Victorian did not declare Boxing Day a national holiday until 1871, the tradition of giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions can be traced to the Middle Ages… Read more.
     
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  “Experience a Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House!”
Throughout December, costumed docents share the origins of popular Christmas traditions and Beekman family holiday festivities in the late 1800s.  Find the good luck German pickle ornament … Read more.
     
September-2014-Cover-SidebarSeptember 13, 2014   “Travel in the Victorian Age
Via horseback, stagecoach, sailing ship, steamship, railway, and “horseless carriage,” Americans were on the move during the second half of the 19th Century! View antique cars and learn about the rapid changes … 
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Screen shot 2014-07-15 at  Jul 15   3.43.10 PMJuly 11, 2014   “The Doctor Will See You Now…” Jefferson Exchange interview discusses Victorian Medical Practices
The next time you wait just a little too long for the doctor, consider the fate of our Victorian ancestors. Maybe the waits were shorter, but what was the quality of their care? That question, and others, are answered … Read more.
     
Screen shot 2014-07-15 at  Jul 15   3.38.19 PMJuly 11, 2014   “Beekman House Tours focus on medical practices”
A kitchen sink that is open underneath may seem rustic, but it was a pioneer family’s adaptation to the rapidly changing health and medical priorities of the Victorian era.The sink, open for air circulation to ward off germs, will be just one of the Beekman family artifacts discussed during tours of the family home … Read more.
     
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June 14, 2014
  “History Saturday at Beekman House Quilt Show”
Crazy quilt pillows made by Julia Beekman, a Victorian crazy quilt that once belonged to Ginger Rogers, and the Applegate Trail Quilt will be among the featured items when the Jacksonville Museum Quilters and Historic Jacksonville, Inc. celebrate Jacksonville History Saturday on June 14th at the 1873 Cornelius C. Beekman House.This popular Jacksonville attraction … Read more.
     
Screen shot 2014-07-15 at  Jul 15   3.40.12 PM   “Historic Jacksonville, Inc. with Carolyn Kingsnorth”
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  “Jacksonville History Saturday”
JACKSONVILLE – With a light rain falling, a group gathers at the Jacksonville Cemetery. Umbrellas bloom. Willows weep. It’s not a funeral, though, but a hands-on history lesson. The cemetery tours are part of a new event, Jacksonville History Saturdays, held the second Saturday of the month all summer in this Old West town just west of Medford. The hilltop resting spot is … Read more.
     
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April 7, 2014
  “Jacksonville History to Come Alive”
Visitors will again peer into the vault and safe of Oregon’s second-oldest bank, as a new group revives tours at California Street’s Beekman Bank on second Saturdays from May through September. Historic Jacksonville Inc. will bring back the tours that ended when the Southern Oregon Historical Society left town a half-decade ago. The new organization … Read more.
     
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March 31, 2014
  “Historic Buildings to Life
Historic Jacksonville, Inc., a newly formed non-profit, is making plans for educational programs, events, and activities that will breathe more life into Jacksonville’s historic buildings. “Jacksonville’s economy relies on tourism,” points out Tim Balfour, secretary of the new organization and president of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. “People may come here for Britt, for food and wine, or for history, but Jacksonville’s historic buildings are the core … Read more.