Learn about the fascinating lives of early Grants Pass property owners at the Josephine County Historical Society, which curates many historic buildings and hosts events. Come do some research and find out more about local history through books, family histories, maps, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and photographs at the research library. The library is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.until 4 p.m. and can be used for a fee of $10/day. Use of the library is free for historical society members.
Another great way for Grants Pass property owners to learn more about the history of this area is to visit the Schmidt House Museum. Tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come learn more about this family that homesteaded in Grants Pass in the 1890’s. The house, which was donated to the historical society, contains many original furnishings and also small collections of things like antique toys and needlework.
People who Live in Grants Pass Are Invited to Become Historical Reenactors
All who live in Grants Pass are invited to keep an eye on the historical society’s calendar of events. Look for a pie and ice cream social, graveyard tour, and Christmas celebration. There are also many occasions where community members dress up as historical figures and present living history events to the public. They are often looking for more people to participate in historical reenactment, so if this sounds interesting, check it out. Learn more about the historical society by visiting the Josephine County Historical Society.