Eugene Masonic Cemetery Afternoon Sunshine


We will be hosting two events this Sunday, July 31. Both of them are opportunities to visit the inside of the beautifully restored 1914 Hope Abbey Mausoleum. 

The musical concert Music To Die Forwhich will last about an hour, begins at 1:30 with doors open for seating at 1PM. Limited seating is provided, so come early to enjoy this free concert. (more details)

The Open House will be from 2:30 to 4 PM. Feel free to wander around. Two knowledgeable people will be on hand to answer questions you might have about the historic building, as well as the cemetery itself. 

Masking will be required in the building for both events.

About the cemetery

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.

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 or call (541) 684-0949.

Video Tour of the Eugene Masonic Cemetery

Acknowledgements and Credit: Nick Shafer (videographer) and Hugh Prichard