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  • Welcome to the Historic Cemeteries Program
    Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation
    A new award was added to the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award program. One award will be given for a project, organization or person for outstanding contribution in the preservation of Oregon historic cemeteries.
    The award is named for Sally Donovan, who brought cemetery preservation to the forefront in Oregon. She developed historic cemetery planning and trained hundreds of people in the assessment, cleaning and repair of monuments.
Useful Resources Historic Cemetery Highlights
Tools for historic cemeteries

Cemetery Disaster Planning Booklet, Chicora Foundation

Cemeteries Commission to meet in February

February 3, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Online and in Salem, 725 Summer St NE

This will be a general commission meeting. The commission will discuss current projects, new information, and future projects. Please contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685. Call in information is on the agenda.

Agenda and draft minutes

Historic Cemetery Designation Signs Available!
A metal, 8x10 inch sign is available to each listed cemetery free of charge. Contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or (503) 986-0685 to get yours.

Cemetery Caution Sign Available
One free sign is available for each cemetery listed with the
Commission. Contact Kuri Gill to get yours Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or (503) 986-0685.
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Featured Cemetery and Grant Projects