Medford, Oregon (November 17, 2021)—Historian George Kramer presents the Windows in Time lecture “If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from Southern Oregon’s National Register-listed Properties” on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture; registration is required.  

Kramer will explore the history and stories from some of Southern Oregon’s most historic buildings, and provide a fun and informative look at why these buildings are significant. 

George Kramer has a MS in historic preservation from the University of Oregon and has been researching and writing about Oregon buildings for over 30 years. The author of all four of Ashland’s historic district nominations, of Medford’s downtown historic district, and dozens of other individual listings in Jackson County, he has evaluated nearly 10,000 structures all over Oregon for National Register eligibility. George is an Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Restore Oregon, the statewide non-profit, a former Chair of the Oregon Heritage Commission, and the current Vice-chair of the Oregon Cultural Trust. George and wife live in a 1911 bungalow in Ashland. 

Program registration can be found at A recording of the program will later be made available on the Jackson County Library Services YouTube channel; subscribe at

The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our Southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679