Mark your calendars for History through Headstones, July 25th 7pm to dusk at Albany Hebrew Cemetery and Houston Cemetery

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Albany’s Historic society is planning an interesting event, History through Headstones, on Wednesday evening, July 25th, at 7pm.

Albany’s trolley is scheduled to leave the Albany Regional History Museum prior to the tour (times TBD), transporting folks through the Hackleman district, to the Albany Hebrew Cemetery (a.k.a. Waverly Jewish Cemetery). Participants will then take a short walk across the road to Houston Cemetery. Balloons will indicate the the stations where docents will share stories about some of Albany’s prominent people of the past.

The Willamette Jewish Community Burial Society will also have information on what we did with the grant funds we obtained in 2016 and 2017 to rebuild some of the amazing monuments in the Albany Hebrew Cemetery. Click on the VIDEOS section of this website to see restoration in action!

We appreciate the availability of the grant money through the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Without these grants, the Albany Hebrew Cemetery would still be a pile of rubble. Through the grants, and LOTS of volunteer hours, we were able to mend broken stones and honor our loved ones who are buried here.

Come see what we’ve done!

 

DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? Please donate to our ALL VOLUNTEER efforts to keep this cemetery looking its best. Our one ongoing expense, landscape maintenance, is funded through donations to Beit Am’s Chevra Kaddisha fund in Corvallis, and Temple Beth Sholom in Salem, and the Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society – a Salem and Corvallis based organization. We appreciate your donations!

Thank you.

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