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  • Welcome to the Historic Cemeteries Program
    SOLVE partnering with OCHC for first ever Statewide Clean-Up Day May 12th
    Register your cemetery now to be part of the statewide cemetery clean-up day. SOLVE provides loads of support for cemeteries.
    Please contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
Useful Resources Historic Cemetery Highlights
Tools for historic cemeteries

Cemetery Disaster Planning Booklet, Chicora Foundation

Position Paper on irrigation released

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries' most recent position paper addresses irrigation and mowing in historic cemeteries. Often historic cemeteries must balance preservation of the historic character and monuments with sales and public perception. The commission recommends avoiding regular irrigation in most historic cemeteries. See the paper to understand their approach. Also, the National Park Service offers a fun graphic comic about the topic.

Commission to meet April 11, Bend

The Commission will me during the Oregon Heritage Conferencein Bend. The meeting will be 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Visit Bend Office, 750 NW Lava Rd, Suite C. Public comment is welcome. For information contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685.



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