Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association eNewsletter
Hope Abbey Mausoleum

What's In This Issue?
Burial Space Available
Music To Die For
Work Party Cancelled
Mission Statement
Did You Know?
Hope Abbey Mausoleum is open to the public the last Sunday of every month except December. Volunteer Board members will be there to answer your questions.
Hours are from 1 to 4PM Hope Abbey is at the Eugene Masonic Cemetery at 26th and Potter. Please stop by and take a look around at the beautiful interior with the golden stained glass windows.
Burial Space

The Eugene Masonic Cemetery has available space for burials and cremations. Email Sally Dietrich at for more information. Or call 541 684-0949


Our maintenance and restoration work takes planning and it takes money. A significant portion of our revenue comes from the sale of plots and crypts, but that's not enough. We try to obtain volunteer and grant support as much as possible, but we need additional revenue to carry on this important work. For that, we have to rely on friends such as you to help.
We thank you for all your past support, and we ask you to be as generous as possible in supporting us now. Click here to donate.
The Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association Presents
Music To Die For
a free summer(ish) music series
The Uncalled Four Bassoon Quartet will present Reeding Allowed, a program in the Music To Die For series in Hope Abbey mausoleum, at 2 pm on Sunday, October 27.

As is appropriate to the Halloween season, selections will include works both lugubrious and (candy) corny, along with Latin and "Latinish" pieces, variations on a French drinking song and some classical stuff.

The Uncalled Four, Eugene's premier double-reed quartet, formed in 2007 for the pure joy of playing some of the large variety of music written for four bassoons. Their numerous performances have included world premieres, as well as several Oregon premieres. Members of the group are Richard Essenberg, Rose Stroback, Liz Thorin and Charley Wright.
Please arrive early, as seating becomes scarce or non-existent in Hope Abbey by show time at 2 PM. There is no parking on the cemetery grounds, so please park on city streets.   
This will be the last Music To Die For in the 2019 season. MTDF will resume next year in June. Watch this space for details as we get closer.  
Grave Marker Work Party
The EMCA has sponsored several gravestone cleaning parties this year with the last one previously scheduled for November 25th. Unfortunately, that work party has been cancelled. There are no more work parties scheduled for this year. 
Thanks to you who have pitched in for the earlier projects. It's anticipated that future work party opportunities will arise.
They will be announced here.
John Bredesen, eNewsletter Editor
Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association
Mission Statement 
To restore, rehabilitate, maintain, interpret and operate the historic Eugene Masonic Cemetery and Hope Abbey Mausoleum as a cultural and natural resource for the community.

The cemetery is operated for the public benefit,  
but it is private property.
(A 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization)