Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, November 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

September Community Clean-up Day—Thank you to all who were able to join us on Saturday, September 30 for our annual fall clean-up day of the cemetery grounds. While the turn-out was a bit smaller than […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, October 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Thank You!—It has been a real challenge this summer hosting our events and activities with the record heat and all the smoke in our valley. While the turn-out was understandably down a bit from previous […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, September 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Thanks for an Interesting Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll—My appreciation to Docents Pat Stancel and Ellen Martin for putting on a very interesting and informative Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll in July, “Cemetery Art—Symbolism and Inscriptions” that […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, August 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Damaged Cemetery Headstone—Sadly, in June, we discovered the headstone of William Thompson who died in 1856, broken into several pieces and flat on the ground. At this time we believe this was most likely the […]

Appreciation and Thank You to All Our Volunteers – by Dirk Siedlecki

News from Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery – July 2017

Educational Programs-—May was a very busy month and thanks to our volunteers, a very successful one! I would like thank Pam Smith who was my fellow […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, June 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

June Cemetery Events and Activities

History Saturday, June 10, 10:00am—Plan on joining us for History Saturday in the Cemetery on June 10, when our program will be on what travel by stage coach might have been […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, May 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Thank You Volunteers—Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the volunteers who showed-up for our first Community Clean-up Day of the year on March 10, 2017. It was a beautiful day and a great turnout […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, April 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Marker Cleaning Workshops will resume on Saturday, April 15 and then on June 17, and on the third Saturday of each month through Saturday, September 16. Workshops are not held in May as volunteers are […]

Community Clean-Up Day in the Cemetery is March 11 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News – March 2017

Community Clean-Up Day in the Cemetery is March 11, 2017—Please save-the-date and plan on joining the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, volunteers from the Jacksonville Boosters Club, along with […]

Our Report Card for 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News – February 2017

I am pleased to report that 2016 was not only another successful year for our organization, but a very busy one, as well. Our Pioneer Cemetery […]