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1932 Living History Returns –New Dates, New Times and New Characters!

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm



Beekman House “1932 Living History” returns for 2019 with new dates, new times, and new characters!  Beginning Saturday, February 23, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. invites guests to step back to 1932 Jacksonville and interact with Beekman family members and friends as they close up the family home, comment on current events and a depression era town and nation, and reminisce about life in the late 1800s.  One-hour visits begin at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm on the fourth Saturday of each month through May.  The Cornelius C. Beekman House Museum is located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville.

Guests are invited to time travel to 1932.  The country is deep into the Great Depression.  Franklin Roosevelt is running for President.  Groucho Marx is on the radio.  In Jacksonville, locals are digging up backyards and streets looking for any gold left from the town’s original gold rush.  Hobos go house to house looking for hand outs.  Julia Beekman has passed away, and daughter Carrie is moving to Portland where her brother Ben has lived for the past 40 years. 

Historical interpreters portray the adult Beekman children, Carrie and Ben, as they go through years of accumulated belongings and the memories they bring back.  Their former housekeeper joins them for the day.  Their mother’s youngest sister drops in for a visit.  And the public is invited to be part of the story!


March 9
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


C.C. Beekman House Museum
470 E. California St.
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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