Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
The photo above of the William Bybee plot was a project of the FOJHC. A foundation was added to support the sandstone curbing and large monument. The new fence on the right, replaces an old chain link style fence and was funded by the Howell family. It encloses their block in the Red Men Section of the cemetery.
All this work takes money and while our fund raisers and an occasional grant help, it is the generous donations from friends, families and residents that help us to continue with our work. Donations support our mission to Restore, Preserve, Document, and Safeguard our Cemetery for Future Generations. The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. You may designate your donation for specific projects, such as restoration work, grounds maintenance projects, or educational programs. Please make your checks payable to the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery (FOJHC) and mail to P.O. Box 1541, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530. Your donation will be acknowledged with our sincere appreciation and a receipt.
Another way to support the work of the FOJHC and remember a family member or friend is through a Memorial Gift in their name. A donation to the FOJHC also makes a unique and meaningful gift for that special person celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion and who cares about history and preservation.
The FOJHC is a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust. A donation to the FOJHC followed by a matching gift to the Cultural Trust allows you to claim your tax credit and help two great Oregon Organizations. Please visit their web site at: www.culturaltrust.org for complete details.
Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all who have continued to support our work through your generous donations. Thank you as well for your thoughtful and kind words acknowledging the care the cemetery has received, and the wonderful work that has been accomplished by our volunteers.
Please call 541 826-9939 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have regarding donations. Thank you for your consideration and support.
The photos above are of the total restoration of the entry steps leading into the Samuel Taylor family block in the City Section of the Cemetery. The work was funded by a distant family member with the help of the FOJHC arranging and working with the contractor.
The Cemetery Sexton and the City of Jacksonville are responsible for the overall care of the roadways and the grounds within the City Section, and do their very best to maintain other sections of the cemetery. Their efforts are greatly supported by volunteers and the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. We host three Clean-up Days a year to keep the grounds neat and safe for all who visit, as well as city workers and volunteers. In between the major clean-up days, smaller mini clean-ups are carried out on a regular basis and throughout the year.
Trained volunteers continue to restore and preserve grave markers, curbing, fencing, and decorative urns and bollards. Additionally, volunteers clean markers in order to make them easier to read and more important, to preserve them for future generations.