Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association eNewsletter
Hope Abbey Mausoleum

Did you Know?

Hope Abbey Mausoleum is one of the best examples of Egyptian Revival architecture in Oregon.

When you visit, note the Egyptian symbols above the entrance archway. The circular disc represents the sun. The twin cobras denote death, while the vulture wings symbolize protection and maternal care.

The Eugene Masonic Cemetery has available space for burials and cremations. For cremains, we offer the Scatter Garden, niches within Hope Abbey and in-ground burials. Email to Administrator Sally Dietrich for more information, or
call (541) 684-0949.
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Karass begins 2016 Music To Die For

Music Series begins next Sunday, June 26th at 2 PM.

Karass was formed years ago for the specific purpose of playing in the Masonic Cemetery's then new music series, Music To Die For. While they indeed played in Hope Abbey, the group continued to live on and have made many subsequent appearances in the Eugene/Springfield area.

Alas, this June 26th appearance will probably be their last as one of the members is moving on to other interests. This may very well be your last chance to hear this talented group.

Karass (A term created by author Kurt Vonnegut in Cat's Cradle) means "A network or group of people who are somehow affiliated or linked spiritually." What it means in our case is an acoustic folk band with a focus on vocal harmonies. Come join us.

All MTDF programs are held in Hope Abbey Mausoleum on the grounds of the Eugene Masonic Cemetery, 25th & University, and begin at 2PM Seating is limited so please arrive a bit early. All programs are free.

Additional free Music To Die For programs in coming months include:

July 31
: Uncalled Four Bassoon Quartet
August 28th: David Helfand & Justin Lader
September: David Gross
October 30: TBA

Parking on the cemetery grounds is extremely limited, but both gates are open to allow alter-abled people access to Hope Abbey. Regular parking is available on nearby city streets.
John Bredesen
eNewsletter Editor