This community treasure is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Remarkably, it is also an active, operating cemetery. Established in 1859, Eugene’s first chartered cemetery includes pioneers, such as city founder Eugene Skinner and artist Maude Kerns. The cemetery retains “Masonic” in its name, as an important historic reference, but is no longer officially affiliated with the Masonic Lodge.
Music to Die For is a free, all-acoustic summer concert series in Hope Abbey. The hour-long concerts are held at 2 pm on the last Sunday of each month, from June through October. Although MTDF was cancelled for two years, we’re planning a full schedule now, beginning in June, but with reduced attendance. Details available in the cemetery monthly eNewsletter.
Donations to Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association qualify for the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit. See OCT’s web site for more information on how to participate.
In addition to traditional burial plots, the Eugene Masonic Cemetery offers a variety of services and memorials. Our administrator will be happy to help you with your choices. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (541) 684-0949.
Video Tour of the Eugene Masonic Cemetery
Acknowledgements and Credit: Nick Shafer (videographer) and Hugh Prichard