Medford, Oregon (January 19, 2023) — Sixty-five years ago, Alfred and Helen Carpenter established the Carpenter Foundation. Alice Mullaly and Emily Mostue will share the significance of the family’s philanthropies and the importance of the Foundation in this Windows in Time talk on Wednesday, February 1 from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Zoom as well as in-person at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. The lecture will be repeated on Wednesday, February 8 from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard. 

In 1909, when the Carpenter brothers came to the Rogue Valley and planted an orchard, their significance to the Rogue Valley would not have been imagined. Following their story from farming to community building is inspiring. The Carpenter Foundation, established in 1958, was an extension of the family’s personal efforts to enhance their chosen place to settle, and it has been a model for the founding of other local foundations. This Valley would be very different without their efforts. 

Alice Mullaly is a retired educator and local historian. She has presented several other Windows in Time presentations and is a longtime volunteer at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, where much of her research is done. She will be joined by Emily Mostue, third generation Carpenter family member in Medford, local farmer and business operator, and an officer in the Carpenter Foundation along with her sister Karen Allan and other board members. Emily’s daughter Ali will accompany her. 

Pre-registration is needed to attend the online version of this program and can be found 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. The 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