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Southern Oregon Historical Society

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SO Historical Society

This is a very interesting place to go see but not something you would visit often. Good for all... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Missy C
Medford, Oregon
The Library is amazing.

It is a shame that SOHS has been so down-sized by lack of funding. They still operate the Library... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Harvey K
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Jul 11, 2018
“The Library is amazing.”
Apr 20, 2017
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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106 N Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501-5926
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

It is a shame that SOHS has been so down-sized by lack of funding. They still operate the Library and Hanley Farm with many dedicated volunteers. Both sites are very worthwhile.

Thank Harvey K
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

What a shame that in 2010 the voters did not approve funding for this museum. You can research your family but none of the artifacts are exhibited. Given the rich history of the area it is truly sad.

1  Thank Gaye P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a very interesting place to go see but not something you would visit often. Good for all ages.

Thank Missy C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

As a member of the Southern Oregon Historical Society and being married to one of the volunteer librarians I am certainly predisposed to favor this destination. There are wonderful morning, afternoon, all day activities for children and students of all ages. Physical displays and archived...More

Thank DocBison
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My husband made the connection for me to do family research here and it did not disappoint! The group that helped us had documents ready for us and they were so helpful! Will come back again when I'm in the area for continued research!

Thank dostka
Reviewed 10 August 2016

SO Hist Society is a fantastic place for research. Very helpful staff and a great library for anything related to local history.

Thank ramblerkev
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I can only guess the $8 per child, $4 adult fee is to provide summer jobs for the three kids sitting behind the counter. It has a big slide, playground toys and a couple interactive exhibits like smell and guess. Also several rooms that are...More

1  Thank RickCrescentCity_CA
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Historical Society keeps the history of many years of Southern Oregon including the Indians, pioneers and present day residents of the Valley. Excellent volunteers have kept this continuing since 1946!

1  Thank nancyh827
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Concentrating on regional history, best archival research library outside Portland OHS. Historic Hanley Farm outside town has seasonal events, youth camps, gardens, house tours. see website at sohs.org

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The downtown research library is excellently run, almost entirely by volunteers. Hours are limited due to loss of funding, but staff is top notch. The website continues to get better and better, with so much information available. HOWEVER, the gem of SOHS is Hanley Farm,...More

Thank Sheila W
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