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A rundown of all the regularly scheduled programs happening at your local libraries

Windows in Time

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 12 noon – 1 p.m. and is led by a variety of guest speakers.

2020 Topics

January 8/15: Indigenous Burning to Recent Wildfires, What Have We Learned? with Chris Chambers
February 5/12: Southern Oregon University: Its History and Significance with Roy Saigo
March 4/11: Selections from As It Was, Celebrating Women's History Month with Shirley Patton and Amy Blossom
April 1/8: The Old Wood House, 1870: Its History and Conservation with Skip Gear
May 6/13: Scienceworks: How the Rogue Valley Got A World-Class Science Museum with Dan Ruby
June 3/10: The Life of George Wright: Rancher, Philosopher, Friend with Pat Harper
July 1/8: The Emergence of Socialism in the Early 1900s in the Rogue Valley with Jan Wright
August 5: Our Search for Historic Markers in Jackson County with Linda and Peter Kreisman
​September 2: The Rogue River Wars: New Perspectives with Ben Truwe
​October 7: Oregon Caves: Our Underground Treasure with Sue Densmore
November 4: History of Bear Creek: From Salmon Stream to Open Sewer and Back Again with Jeff LaLande
December 2: Persistence: Chinese Labor and the Southern Oregon Railroads with Larry Mullaly

Circa 1911