HISTORIC CEMETERY

Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

You may view individual Player presentations from our past Meet the Pioneers Programs, along with some Promo videos of cemetery events and activities, by going to and enter Oregon History Tales in the search box, then click on the covered wagon to view individual videos. Our appreciation to Bill and Debbie Miller for making these videos available for us to share with you.


Thank you to our outstanding cast, our dedicated volunteers and all of you who attended our 2019 production. It was an amazing and inspiring program. Thank you for your continued support for the work of the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. 

Dirk J. Siedlecki 10/13/2019



Please mark you calendars and plan to join us on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, 2020 when Meet the Pioneers returns to the Silent City on the Hill. Tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, September 2, 2020. This unique and fun program which began in 2006, has been playing to sell-out audiences each year since. The tour dates are Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, 2020. The first tour each day will depart at 4:00 p.m. then every fifteen minutes until the last tour at 6:30 p.m. Additional information with regard to this event and how and where to purchase tickets will be made available as we get closer to the date of the event. We look forward to welcoming you to this year's Meet the Pioneers. 

This annual event is a fund raiser for the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery with proceeds supporting ongoing restoration and preservation projects, as well as our educational programs. 

The wonderful cast of Meet the Pioneers 2019, Photo courtesy of Ken Gregg