Medford, Oregon (February 21, 2023) — Through the years, a perennial question from journalists, researchers, and chambers of commerce has been how the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) became one of the largest professional repertory theaters in the country. Amy Richard will highlight some of the significant moments that advanced its growth and shifted its policies and practices in this Windows in Time talk on Wednesday, March 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, March 8 from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Library, 510 West 1st Street. 

Amy Richard was the Media & Communications Manager at OSF for 20 years. She handled the development, integration and implementation of a broad-based multimedia, social media, and communication plan that publicized and promoted OSF’s performances, events, and initiatives. She worked on a variety of special projects, including co-writing a history of OSF with then-archivist Kit Leary for OSF’s 75th anniversary season. The book was part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images in America series. 

Pre-registration is needed to attend the online version of this program and 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. 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 

Image: Angus Bowmer in 1942