Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery News, Dec 2016/Jan 2017 – by Dirk Siedlecki

With Appreciation and Gratitude—The Madrone Theatre Company and the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended our October fundraiser, Spoon River Anthology. Your support for our organization, our Pioneer […]

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

Thank you to all who were able to join us on Saturday, October 1 for our annual fall Community Clean-up Day of the Cemetery grounds. While the turnout was smaller than normal, the energy level […]

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

Well, fall is here and as things start to slow down a bit, we look back at what was a very successful summer, filled with events and activities that were well-attended and very popular. Our […]

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 […]