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  • The Southern Oregon Historical Society's office is in Jacksonville. SOHS facilities include:
    Research Library: 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Phone: 541-858-1724. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Serves the public with assistance on historic research, ordering of historic photos.
    Jacksonville Museum: 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 773-6536. This museum is closed; check sohs.org for details.
    Children's Museum: 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 773-6536. This museum is closed; check sohs.org for details.
    The Butte Falls group operates two museums Bill Edmondson Memorial Museum, 432 Pine St., Butte Falls, open 1-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and the Medco Caboose Museum, 626 Fir St., Butte Falls, same hours. Admission free at both. Call 541-865-3310.
    402 Royal Ave. N., Eagle Point, 826-3531. Built in 1872, the Butte Creek Mill is the last original operating water-powered grist mill in the West, making flour, corn meal, cereals and whole grain mixes on original stone buhrs. The site also features a country store. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free admission.
    Veterans Affairs Domiciliary, Building 200, 541-826-2111, Ext. 3674. Operated by the Camp White Historical Association, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Includes a pictorial display of the World War II records of the 91st Infantry Division and stories about the civilian patriots who built Camp White. The museum's archivist will help visitors find historical holdings, maps and pictures of the units stationed there from 1942 to 1946. There also is information about the history of this area from the days of the Rogue River Indian Wars to the present. Free admission.
    First and Pine streets, Rogue River. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in winter; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 through Labor Day.
    2002 Scenic Ave., Central Point. Operated by the Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society, the museum displays colorful rocks of all kinds, also four fossil dinosaur eggs. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, through Saturday. Free admission.
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    North Royal Avenue, Eagle Point, 541-826-9725. Features historical items pertaining to the Upper Rogue and Eagle Point areas including telephone items, insulators, switchboard. Open noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Other hours by appointment.
    504 N. First Ave., Gold Hill, 541-855-1182. Open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free admission. Exhibits include history of Gold Hill and surrounding area.
    607 N. Church St., Phoenix. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free admission. Call 512-0614.
    206 E. Main St., Suite C, Talent, 512-8838. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Board of Directors meetings are held at 6 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Talent Library. The public is welcome.
    144 Old Highway 62, off Crater Lake Highway, 541-878-4891. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, mid-April through October; Saturdays and Sundays only November through March. Operated by the Upper Rogue Historical Society, displays focus on Upper Rogue Pioneer History. Free admission.
    1500 E. Main St., Ashland, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 2 to 12. Call 482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

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