Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association eNewsletter
Hope Abbey Mausoleum

Did you Know?

In addition to many Eugene streets, seven buildings on the University of Oregon campus are named for people buried in the Masonic Cemetery, all of whom contributed in major ways to the early years of the university.

Two were presidents; two were faculty members; two were regents; and one was supervisor of student living

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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Take Care of the Cemetery Work Party

EMCA will host its spring work party and Mitzvah Day on Sunday, May 15th. Please join us to enhance and improve the cemetery's landscape.

Cemetery board members and landscape staff will be there to work with volunteers and determine what work needs to be accomplished. They look forward to working with volunteers from Temple Beth Israel, the Amazon neighborhood and the larger community. We will meet at Hope Abbey at 10:00 AM. Please bring gloves for landscape work.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with others to make lasting landscape improvements and to prepare the cemetery for Memorial Day weekend.

Do you have questions? EMCA Board member Crystal Persi has the answers. Contact her at (541) 501-5704 
Music To Die For Returns for 2016 

The Eugene Masonic Cemetery is proud to host the music series we call Music To Die For. This is the 5th season of free concerts presented in the historic Hope Abbey Mausoleum on the grounds of the Eugene Masonic Cemetery located at E. 25th and University.

There are several reasons why this program is so popular:
+The acoustics are superb because of the hard surfaces.
+The venue provides a quiet and intimate setting.
+The interior is beautiful with restored stained glass windows.
+The music is non-amplified, respectful, but not necessarily somber.
+The programs are free to the public!

The season consists of 5 programs presented at 2 PM on the last Sunday of June through October. Each lasts about one hour. Seating is limited so please arrive early.

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.

Performing groups will be listed soon. 
John Bredesen
eNewsletter Editor