'Forty Years After the Summer of Love'

The Southern Oregon Historical Society wants people to know that contemporary history is part of what they're about and so they are holding a "Forty Years After The Summer of Love" concert from — to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Jacksonville.

The 37-acre Hanley Farm may not be quite the same as Max Yasgur's 600-acre farm that hosted Woodstock in 1969, but it has a history all its own. Its buildings date from the 1850s to the 1950s. Mary Hanley bequeathed her family farm to the Southern Oregon Historical Society whose mission is "to make history come alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our common heritage."

The society uses the farm to provide visitors with a glimpse back into an earlier time in the Rogue Valley. The first Saturday of each month from June through September the farm offers a variety of hands-on programs and activities including wagon and miniature horse cart rides, butter churning and bread baking, blacksmithing and weaving demonstrations, pioneer games and Native American dances.

"Rock the Farm" is an opportunity to visit Hanley Farm, have a good time, and help support the work of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Formed in 1946, the Southern Oregon Historical Society offers educational programs for children, families, and adults. The nonprofit organization operates the Jacksonville and Children's Museums, the History Store, Historical Research Library, several other historic properties of interest including the C.C. Beekman Bank, C.C. Beekman House and the U.S. Hotel. The society also publishes a quarterly magazine, Southern Oregon Heritage Today.

"Rock the Farm" will feature food and beer from Standing Stone Brewery; wine from Valley View Vineyards; coffee from the Good Bean; tie-dye by Jake; and '60s bikes from DS Harley-Davidson. Bellbottoms and tie-dye encouraged.

The music schedule:

1 p.m. Craig Wright and Horsefeathers

2:30 p.m. The Frankie Hernandez Band

3:30 p.m. Jeff Pevar, Annie McIntyre of Annie Mac and The Rogue Suspects

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Tickets are available at Music Coop, Ashland; DS Harley-Davidson, Phoenix; and Good Bean in Jacksonville. Proceeds will benefit the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Call 535-5515, Ext. 1002.

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