Southern Oregon Historical Society hosts First Saturdays at Hanley Farm

The Southern Oregon Historical Society is hosting "First Saturdays at Hanley Farm, a day of outdoor fun designed for the entire family," through September.

Events include free wagon and miniature horse-cart rides, educational displays, Hanley farmhouse, barn and garden tours, craft activities for the kids ... and a few surprises along the way.

On Aug. 2, highlights will include "Acorns and Arrowheads: The Life Ways of Southern Oregon's Native Peoples" at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., presented in the 19th century barn, and a Dutch oven cooking demonstration and tasting with Will McLaughlin.

The Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association's live "Parade of Power," featuring restored machines, will take place at noon and 2 p.m. There will be historic demonstrations by the Mountain Star Quilters Guild, Rogue Valley Spinners, Rogue River Bees, Rogue Valley Leather Guild and others.

High quality artisan crafts will be on display and for sale.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children ages 3-12. Children under 3 and SOHS members get in free.

Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Road (Highway 238), between Jacksonville and Central Point. For more information call 773-2675 or 773-6536, ext. 229. Visit online at

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