Get a unique look back through time at local history with the monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures, co-sponsored by JCLS and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. We’ve considered some truly fascinating topics over the years, from social and economic trends to architecture and commerce, as well as the people who have called the Rogue Valley home.

The Windows in Time series is currently held on Online on the first Wednesday of the month. The program is one hour, from Noon – 1 p.m. and is led by a variety of guest speakers.

Next lecture, November 3: Oregon’s Least Known Mountains: The History of the Klamath/Siskiyou Ranges

2021 Topics & Recordings

January 6: The Land Remembers: Landscapes of the Rogue Indian Wars w/ Richard Bergeman
February 3: The Hidden Demographic: Women & Children Agricultural Workers in Oregon w/ Madelina Homberger Cordia
March 3: Jacksonville’s German-Speaking Settlers w/ Carolyn Kingsnorth
April 7: The Old Wood House: The History and Conservation of a Regional Icon w/ Skip Geear
May 5: Scandals from the Oregon Railways, 1884-1923 w/ Sue DeMarinis
June 2: Ten Quirky Things to Know About Historic Ashland w/ Peter Finkle
July 7: Over Here: Jackson County and World War I w/ Kevin Keating
August 4: Making History Together: SOHS Celebrates 75 Years w/ Alice Mullaly
September 1: Napoleon Revisited: Kerby’s Fascinating History w/ Paul Fattig
October 6: The Amazing Journey of Leonard Case and the Execution of Captain Jack w/ Todd Kepple
November 3: Oregon’s Least Known Mountains: The History of the Klamath/Siskiyou Ranges w/ Jeff LaLande
December 1: If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from Southern Oregon’s National Register-listed Properties w/ George Kramer

2020 Topics & Recordings

August 5: Our Search for Historic Markers in Jackson County w/ Linda and Peter Kreisman
​September 2: The Rogue River Wars: New Perspectives w/ Ben Truwe
​October 7: Oregon Caves: Our Underground Treasure w/ Sue Densmore
November 4: History of Bear Creek: From Salmon Stream to Open Sewer and Back Again w/ Jeff LaLande
December 2: Persistence: Chinese Labor and the Southern Oregon Railroads w/ Larry Mullaly