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Artists of the Rogue Valley Then and Now - Saturday 10am

Dorland Robinson, Rogue Valley artist, from the collection of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, and discussed in their next installment of the Tales from the Collection Series: Artists of the Rogue Valley

The Rogue Valley has a long history showcasing local artistic talent. SOHS has the paintings that Britt created from photographs, Dorland Robinson’s moody, subtle works, and artifacts from Eugene Bennett’s studio. Dawna Curler, SOHS Archivist Pat Harper and local artists Bruce Bayard and Ann DiSalvo will talk about art created in the 1800s through the 2000s at the next Tales from the Collection event and also explain how the Rogue Galley has played such an important role in the region. Free and open to all who love history.

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Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm TODAY!!

Southern Oregon Historical Society Children's Heritage Fair flyer

The Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm Happens TODAY, May 30, 2015! Come to Hanley Farm at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point from 11am to 4pm to enjoy hands-on homesteading crafts, interactive demonstrations, heritage breed animals and garden tours, old fashioned kitchen skills, butter churning, candle making, wagon rides, story telling, clothes washing, explore the vegetable garden, from wheat to bread, pottery wheel demonstrations, an Oregon Trail presentation, pinch clay pots, sheep, goats and llamas, and a milking station!

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Children’s Heritage Fair CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Children’s Heritage Fair


The 2014 Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm is just around the corner. This cherished annual event relies heavily on volunteers like you. We have an exciting line-up this year and hope you will join us!

Hands-on Homesteading Crafts, Interactive Demonstrations, Heritage Breed Animals, Old-Fashioned Kitchen Skills, & much more! Volunteers are still needed especially for SATURDAY, MAY 31 to assist at the craft and cooking stations. School Day 1: Thursday, May 29 from 8:30 am – 2 pm School Day 2: Friday, May 30 from 8:30 am – 2 pm Public Day: Saturday, May 31 from 11 am – 4 pm

To register as a volunteer, please email [email protected] the following:

1. Name 2. Contact Phone and Email 3. Day Preference (full day commitments help ensure a smooth delivery) For more information about

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Third Annual Artist's Day ta Hanley Farm on June 14

Flag Day-Artists Fair at Hanley Farm flyer

June’s just around the corner! As you can see from the flyer below, whole bunches is taking place that day! All you need to do is show up at 9am, definitely no later than 10:30am (event starts at 11am), and choose your spot to set up. There’s no fee of any sort, HOWEVER, if you sell some of your work, we request a 10% donation of your proceeds. That’s it! Due to the number of events taking place this year, artists are asked to set up on the front lawn of the Hanley Farm House, and surrounding areas.


As in past events, you’ll have several great sites, including the lawn in front of Hanley House, the area to the left of the pavilion, the lovely spring house area, Jackson Creek area, etc., to set up in. We just ask that the areas to be used for badminton, horse shoe

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southern oregon hstorical society museum exhibit announcement: far out - southern oregon in the 1960s



The Southern Oregon Historical Society will open a major new exhibit of artifacts, photographs and stories illustrating life in Southern Oregon in the 1960s in a space donated by the Historic Woolworth Building. The exhibit, Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s, will be open to the public from March 29 through April 27.


The 60s conjures images of JFK and Camelot, the Beatles and the British Invasion, mini-skirts and bell-bottoms, the rise of hippie culture and the anti-war movement, Woodstock, and the generation gap. Culture change in the 1960s came hard and fast. The tone and influence of popular music evolved with unprecedented speed. Fashion became a statement of an individual’s social, political and generational affiliation.


How did Southern Oregon experience the dynamic cultural



Hanley House, by Stefan Baumann

One Sunday each month during the summer, SOHS is opening Hanley Farm to the community. We call it Open Farm Day! Sunday, June 16 is Artists Day. Artists from Southern Oregon will be at Hanley, painting, photographing and displaying their work.

Hanley House, by Stefan Baumann

Many will have unique pieces of Southern Oregon art for sale. Join us at the Farm to talk with the artists, enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own) and soak up some of the positive energy of historic Hanley Farm. Docent guided tours of Hanley House are $3, free for SOHS members. The Farm is open from 11am – 3pm this Sunday, June 16. Parking is free. Admission is free. Art is not free.

Invitation to submit art for SOHS Chautauqua Event

Our founder Anne Brooke met Pamela Sasseen from the Southern Oregon Historical Society at the Beekman House PaintOut, and received this email from her the other day:

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Calls for Art

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First are two calls from the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, who announce a Call to Artists and Craftspeople for THE ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER’S “SPIRIT IN HAND” HOLIDAY ART BOUTIQUE beginning mid-November. “Spirit in Hand” is a juried show and sale of one-of-a-kind hand-made craft items such as ceramics, wood, glass, wearables, jewelry, and book arts. Small framed artwork (no larger than 12” in any direction) will also be accepted. The suggested number of pieces for jurying is up to 12 items per artist, ranging in price from $15-$300. Artists and craftspeople receive 60% of the retail price.

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