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Beekman Bank “Behind the Counter” Tours
August 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
BeekmanBank “Behind the Counter” Tours – Between 11am and 3pm on every weekend from May28th through September 4th, a costumed docent invites you to step “Behind theCounter” of the 1863 Beekman Bank. Begunin 1856 as a gold dust office, it’s the oldest financial institution betweenSan Francisco and Portland. Preserved asa museum since 1915, it saw over $40 million in gold cross its counter duringJacksonville’s heyday in the late 1800s—worth over $1 billion today! It’s suggested you allow 30 minutes to hearthe stories of 19th Century banking practices, gold shipping, andhandshake deals. Tours are free—but donationsare strongly encouraged! Information at https://www.historicjacksonville.org/behind-the-counter-tours/
HistoricJacksonville, Inc. is a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All net proceeds go towards preserving andmaintaining Jacksonville, Oregon’s historic buildings.