Tickets for this year's program will go on sale beginning on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The tour dates are Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019. The first tour each day will depart at 3:30 p.m. then every fifteen minutes until the last tour at 6:15 p.m. Reservations and tickets may be purchased as follows: 1) on this web site you will be able to reserve tickets for the tour time of your choice. We ask that when filling out the form that you list a couple of tour times just in case your first choice is already sold out. Your reservation will then be confirmed by email and we will ask that you mail us a check to cover the cost of the tickets. Once your check has been received your tickets will be placed in Will-Call for you to pickup at the event and before your tour departure time. 2) You may send us an email to to request reservations and the same procedure as above applies. 3) You may call 541 826-9939 to request tickets. A recorder is available to leave a message and your call will be returned. 4) A ticket booth will be setup next to the Jacksonville Post Office on the following dates between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. September 4 through September 7, September 13 & 14, September 20 & 21 and September 27 & 28. We can accept cash or checks only and checks should be made payable to FOJHC, Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. When mailing checks they should be sent to FOJHC P.O. Box 1541 Jacksonville, OR 97530.

Adult tickets cost $15, Children $5, (12 and under) $35, Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children).

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. 



               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.


The remarkable cast of Meet the Pioneers - 2018, Photo courtesy of Ken Gregg