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.

Windows in Time is led by a variety of guest speakers and is held in person as well as online.

First Wednesdays: 12:00–1:00pm at the Medford Library and ONLINE
Second Wednesdays (Jan, Feb, and June–Dec): 12:00–1:00pm at the Ashland Library
Second Wednesdays (Mar, Apr, and May): 12:00–1:00pm at the Phoenix Library

You can download a copy of our 2023 flyer HERE.


December 6 (Medford & Online): Mayor’s Gift: The Enduring Legacy of Clarence Meeker w/ Larry Mullaly

December 13 (Ashland): Mayor’s Gift: The Enduring Legacy of Clarence Meeker w/ Larry Mullaly

2023 Topics & Recordings

January 4 & 11: Wayward Girls of the Rogue Valley w/ Jan Wright

February 1 & 8: Community Support 101: What the Carpenter Family Gave Us w/ Alice Mullaly

March 1 & 8: Chance & Choice: Significant Moments in OSF History w/ Amy Richard

April 5 & 12: Jacksonville: Then and Now w/ Ken Gregg

May 3 & 10: Moonville Rediscovered w/ Anne Billeter

June 7 & 14: Mining Camps in Oregon’s Early History w/ Tatiana Watkins

July 5 & 12: Memorable 4th of July Celebrations in Jackson County w/ Peter Finkle

September 6 & 13: Where is Forest Creek? w/ Annice Olena Black AO

October 4 & 11: The Tumultuous “Jackson County Rebellion” w/ Jeff LaLande

November 1 & 8: Back from the Ashes: The Malmgren Garage w/ George Kramer

December 6 & 13: Mayor’s Gift: The Enduring Legacy of Clarence Meeker w/ Larry Mullaly

2022 Topics & Recordings

January 5: When the Trains Came w/ Sue Waldron
March 2: Hidden Histories of Ashland & Medford w/ Joe Peterson
March 9: Skyline Boulevard for Crater Lake w/ Steve Mark
April 6: The Greatest Generation: Medford in WWII w/ Larry Mullaly
May 4: Connecting Across Landscapes w/ Katie Johnson
June 1: The Seamy Side of Medford: 1884-1935 w/ Ben Truwe
July 6: Stories of Southern Oregon Heritage Trees w/ Nancy Appling
August 3: Rogue River Preserve: Deep Roots in Jackson County w/ Pat Acklin
September 7: The Big “C” in the YMCA w/ Maureen Flanagan Battistella
October 5: The Ashland Golden Spike w/ Larry Mullaly
November 2: Remarkable Women in Southern Oregon History w/ Anna Sloan
December 7: Stories of the 1980s w/ Kevin Keating

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