History Saturday in the Cemetery, June 13—Please join us on Saturday, June 13 at 10:00am, and the Second Saturday of the month through September 12, for History Saturday in the Jacksonville Cemetery. June’s Topic will be “Untimely and Unfortunate Passings,” presented by Docents Ellen Martin and Anne Peugh. Their talk will also include a walking tour, so be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. The 90-minute program, which is free, starts at 10:00am with no advance reservations required. Meet your Docents at the top of the Cemetery Road where parking is available. We do accept donations which are very much appreciated and help support our work in the cemetery. This program is presented by the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery and our volunteers.
Cemetery Marker Cleaning and Workshop, June 20—Join us for a very rewarding and fun volunteer project cleaning markers in the Jacksonville Cemetery. We meet at the Sexton’s Tool House, at the top of the Cemetery Road at 9:00am and work until around 12 noon. All tools and supplies are provided along with instructions on proper cleaning techniques. Dress accordingly as this is a hands-on project and you may get a little wet. We suggest bringing a stool to sit on, a hat and sunscreen. Our marker cleaning and workshops are scheduled for the third Saturday of every month through September 19.
A Big Thank You—We wish to express our sincere appreciation to Ron and Dee Moore for their generous donation, a portion of which was used to purchase flags, that were placed on the graves of the Veterans resting in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
Please visit www.friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details and a listing of all our events and activities. Call 541-826-9939 with questions. Top photo by Bill and Debbie Miller.