History Hikes and Miles through History

SOHS 6972 KKK in Ashland

First Tuesday Pub Talks: The Second KKK in Southern Oregon's Politics and Society

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

During the early 1920s, Jackson County was one of the many places in Oregon -- as well all across the nation -- where the revitalized Ku Klux Klan became a very powerful force in local politics... read more

First Tuesday Pub Talks: Murder in Lower Berth 13: A Wartime Episode

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

The stabbing death of a young Virginia bride in a Southern Pacific sleeping car near Tangent, Oregon in January 1943 exposed the raw nerve of Oregon race relations and was front-page news in... read more

First Tuesday Pub Talks: Jumping into history

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

 The nationally historic Siskiyou Smokejumper Base in the Illinois Valley will be the focus of the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s First Tuesdays Pub Talks in Medford on April 2. ... read more

First Tuesday Pub Talks: Survivors of War: Indian Women in Jacksonville

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

Most indigenous Americans in the Rogue Valley were forced onto the Table Rock Reservation in the 1850s, and then on to the Grand Ronde and Siletz reservations. Some Indian women remained in... read more

First Tuesday Pub Talks: From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails: The story of how a group of school kids impacted the preservation of Jacksonville

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

Larry Smith, semi retired teacher, will tell the story of how his school kids were able to buy and preserve land within the Jacksonville Woodlands..

 

 

First Tuesday Pub Talks: Framing Nature: How Culture Shaped Crater Lake and the National Parks

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

Older national parks such as Crater Lake are usually adorned with what Americans call "rustic architecture."  This type of design is really a window to the past, but also an indication of how... read more

First Tuesday Pub Talks: Sarah Ann: A Jackson County Mystery

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

Who was Sarah Ann and why did she keep disappearing...or did she?  Follow the research trail for the story of a Jackson County 1850's pioneer."

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First Tuesday Pub Talks: Journeying to Crater Lake, 1889: The Adventures of the Jacksonville Seven

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 7:00pm- Location: 4 Daughters

In 1889 a group of 20-something men and women from Jacksonville’s prominent families had a three-week adventure traveling to Crater Lake and back. One of them, Fletcher Linn, kept a diary of the... read more