Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, September 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and that fall is just around the corner. It was a busy summer with a number of private tours, Tuesday Evening Strolls, History Saturday […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, August 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Before telling you about this month’s events and activities, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of a very special lady and friend, Dee Moore, who died on June 26. Dee […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, July 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

A BIG Thank You—Thank you with sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who was able to help with our pre-Memorial Day Community Clean-up of the cemetery grounds on Saturday, May 21. It was wonderful and […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, June 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

History Saturday, June 11, 10:00-11:30am—Please join the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery for our second program of the year, “The Chinese: Their Role in Jacksonville’s History,” presented by Docents Lynn Ransford and Anne Peugh. This […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, May 2016 by Dirk Siedlecki

Cemetery Stroll, Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-8:00pm—Join us for an all-new event, an early-evening stroll in the cemetery grounds to visit different sections of the Jacksonville Cemetery and learn more about the history of various fraternal […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, April 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

As the weather begins to warm up and things start to dry out a bit, our work in the cemetery is just beginning. Grounds clean-up and maintenance, marker restoration, and marker cleaning are but a […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, March 2016 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Upcoming Activities & Events—We are planning another year filled with activities and events that we hope you’ll find interesting, enjoyable and worthwhile! Your continued help in caring for and supporting our beautiful Pioneer Cemetery is […]

Meet the Pioneers 2015: A Very Successful 10th-Anniversary Program – by Dirk Siedlecki

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

It was an amazing 10th-Anniversary program with tickets selling-out two weeks before the event that took place on October 9 and 10. Working from a standby list and […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, November 2015 – by Dirk Siedlecki

Cemetery Clean-Up Days – Thank You From The Friends—Our sincere appreciation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all that they accomplished in helping to clean-up the cemetery grounds on Saturday, September […]

Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, October 2015 – by Dirk Siedlecki

An Extraordinary Volunteer—The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery have been most fortunate to have local resident Pam Means caring for the entire Jewish Section by herself.