Cemetery Happenings

Here is what is coming up during July in the Jacksonville Cemetery.

Saturday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m.  – History Saturday in the Cemetery Program when Docents Ellen Martin and Dee Reynar will be covering the History of Early Fires in Jacksonville. The talk will also include a short walking tour to several grave sites relating to the topic. Meet us at the top of the Cemetery Road where parking is available. May we suggest comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. No charge or advance reservations required and donations are always appreciated.

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. –  Tuesday evening stroll in the Cemetery Grounds. Pat Stancel and Ellen Martin will be sharing the Art Work and Meaning of Symbolism and Inscriptions on the beautiful monuments that can be found in our Cemetery. Meet at the Sexton’s Tool House at the top of the Cemetery Road. We suggest comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. No advance reservations  required and the stroll is free. Donations are always appreciated and help support our work.

Saturday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. –   The monthly Marker Cleaning Workshops. Learn how to properly and safely clean headstones and other Cemetery monuments to help preserve them for future generations. All the necessary tools and supplies provided along with instructions. Great volunteer project that anyone can do. You may want to bring a stool to sit on and dress for the project as you may get a little wet. Meet at the Sextons Tool House at the top of the Cemetery Road.

 

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