Memorial Day at Lone Fir Cemetery

Visit Lone Fir Cemetery to learn about and honor those who served in America’s armed forces and in Portland Fire and Rescue. Guided tours will be led by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Take a Self-Guided Tour

Firefighters’ Cemetery flag raising

10 a.m.

Portland Fire and Rescue Engine 9 will raise the flag at the fireman’s lot.

10 a.m. to noon

The crew of Portland Fire and Rescue Engine 9 will offer kids the chance to get up close to and learn about a fire engine.

Guided historical tours

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Join a guide from Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery to discover the past and present of one of Oregon’s oldest active cemeteries. The tour takes approximately two hours, meet at the Soldiers Memorial.

Guided veterans tours

Noon and 2 p.m.

Learn about and visit the graves of veterans of the Mexican-American War, American-Indian Wars, Civil War (Union and Confederate), Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes, meet at the Soldiers Memorial.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cemetery Closed due to Winter Weather

Due to freezing rain and inclement weather Metro has closed Lone Fir cemetery so we unfortunately will not be conducting our Art & Epitaph tour tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience but we do understand the importance of safety to both you and the cemetery itself. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Remembering Harriet ‘Hattie’ Redmond the Election Day

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BIOGRAPHY: The famous African-American suffragist from Oregon, Hattie Redmond, was born Harriet Crawford in 1862, or 1863. Her parents were slaves, Reuben Crawford, her father, was a rope-maker and later a ships’ caulker, and her mother was Vina Blue. Hattie, being the oldest of eight children, helped her mother in caring for her siblings, as the family made frequent moves from the East Coast, then to St. Louis, San Francisco, and finally settled down in Portland, Oregon around 1880.

Mrs. Redmond’s records of her efforts to win womens’ right to vote in Oregon were rediscovered in 2012 by the Century of Action committee in Oregon,and highlighted in the special ceremony held at Lone Fir on July 21, 2012, attended by more than two hundred people including Gov. Barbara Roberts.

 

2016 Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
2nd floor Meeting Room – New Seasons Market – Woodstock
4500 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97206

Appetizers and beverages served at 6:30 p.m.

The Board Chair will present the year-end report and address other issues to the membership. Current members will then vote to elect the Board for 2016-2017.

RSVP info@friendsoflonefircemetery.org by November 9, 2016