JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FIRST THURSDAYS

The Jefferson County Historical Society will open its office at 226 SW Fifth St. on from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, and Thursday Sept. 1, for the community’s First Thursday events. Stop by the office and check out historic photos and items, purchase books on local history, or find out how to get involved with the local organization.

JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S SIXTH ANNUAL THRESHING BEE

Come out and see the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Sixth Annual Threshing Bee Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, beginning Saturday at around 8 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. An antique horse-drawn reaper-binder will cut the wheat on a 2-acre plot near the old Farrell homestead, after which the bundles will be fed into an antique thresher — all on Saturday. In conjunction with the Threshing Bee, the Northwest Regional Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association Branch 248 will hold its annual meeting over the weekend. At least 100 oldtime engines will be on display through noon on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

JCHS ANNUAL DINNER

The annual dinner for the Jefferson County Historical Society will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center at 860 SW Madison St. Featured speaker will be local author Stan Pine, the author of “Hiking Historical Jefferson County” and “Historic Drives through Scenic Jefferson County.” Cost of dinner is $45 per person. For more information, call 541-777-0778.

JCHS ANNUAL MEETING

All members of the Jefferson County Historical Society are invited to an ice cream social and annual meeting Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Community Center at 860 SW Madison St. In addition to a regular business meeting and treasurer’s report, members will learn the results from the vote on board members and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social.