Living History Program
To encourage community interest in history, we host educational as well as entertaining events at our facilities, and the Living History Players present outreach programs to many groups and organizations.
Living History Players
Claus, Hannchen, Herman, Reinhold, Anna, Flora and Aunt Emma Gebers
Anna and Flora
Claus and Hannchen
Early Pioneers/Oregon Trail, Miners, Loggers, etc.
"Indian" Mary Peco Peters, Josephine Rollins Ort, Joe Dysert, Clay Ramsey, Thomas and Hannah Croxton, Caroline Sexton, Mary Harris Simon and Martha Jane Messinger, Lizzie Heberle, Viola Flanagan, Mrs. T.F. (Emma) Croxton, Jesse Applegate, Barney Murphey, Caroline Briggs, Mary Elizabeth Hay Hayes, Mary John, Rosa Orme, Evalyn Lewis Wetherbee, Buena Wetherbee, Ida White Savage
"Indian" Mary Peco Peters
The Oregon Caves
Early Lawmen and Politicians
Sheriff Jim Hendershott, Sheriff Joe Lewis, Senator George Briggs
Pioneer Business People and Colorful Characters
Claus Schmidt (mercantile proprietor), "Blind George" Spencer (news stand entrepreneur), Nathan Dodge (postmaster), Amos Voorhies (newspaper founder/editor), Professor Charles Kurth (bandleader), Mrs. Edith Rehkopf (millinery/variety proprietress), "Tin Lizzie" Opal Gentner (first woman to drive an automobile in Grants Pass), Dr. Sherman Loughridge (medical doctor), Jenny O'Brien (Palace Hotel madam), Alberta Patton (hops grower), Mrs. Nellie Neas (professional seamstress)
Mid-Century Grants Pass History People
Such people include: Lona Belle Dudley Blakely, Colonel Leroy Gray Heston, Beulah Momsen
Lona Bell Dudley Blakely
We are currently in need of players for the following people:
Herman Schmidt, Reinhold Schmidt, Caroline Sexton, Sheriff Joe Lewis, Senator George Briggs, "Blind George" Spencer, Elijah Davidson. If you are interested in any of these open roles or would like to find another figure from Josephine County history currently not portrayed, please give us a call! (541) 479-7827.