Medford, Oregon (March 18, 2022)—Larry Mullaly will present the Windows in Time lecture “The Greatest Generation: Medford in World War II” on Wednesday, April 6 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and online via the Zoom video conferencing app. This program will also be screened at some library locations in addition to being available online; search “Watch With Us” at to find a location near you. All are welcome to attend this free lecture; registration is required. 

Mullaly will provide insight into what it was like in the Rogue Valley during the Second World War. Families could not easily purchase shoes and clothing; food and gasoline were rationed. New automobiles—even tires—could not be had. The war also transformed the city of Medford, an agricultural center with less than 12,000 inhabitants. Construction personnel and army trainees came from nearby Camp White, and its airport was under the control of the military.

As a local historian and a trustee of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Larry Mullaly has given many Windows in Time presentations on regional social history.  

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 or