County Historical Society
Helping to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret
local history. Their Schmidt House Museum and
research library are both located in Grants Pass.
Oregon Historical Society
Making history come alive by collecting, preserving,
and sharing the stories and artifacts of our common
heritage. In 1946 the Southern Oregon Historical
Society (SOHS) was formally organized to save
the 1883 Jackson County Courthouse in Jacksonville.
SOHS operates the Jacksonville and Children's
Museums, the History Store, Historical Research
Library, several other historic properties of
interest including the C.C. Beekman Bank, C.C.
Beekman House, the U.S. Hotel, and the 37-acre
1850s era Hanley Farm located just outside of