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 include
Early Pioneers/Oregon Trail, Miners, Loggers, etc.
"Indian" Mary Peco Peters, Josephine Rollins Ort, Thomas Croxton, Caroline Sexton, Mary Harris Simon, Jesse Applegate, Caroline Briggs, Mary Elizabeth Hay Hayes, Rosa Orme
Early Lawmen and Politicians
Sheriff Jim Hendershott, 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), 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), Mrs. Nellie Neas (professional seamstress)
Mid-Century Grants Pass History People
Such people include: Lona Belle Dudley Blakely, Colonel Leroy Gray Heston, Beulah Momsen
Below are various pictures of some Living History Players.