FOG Event – This Saturday!!

Just a reminder that this Saturday, June 9th, FOG will be hosting it’s spring event.  This event is a tour through Greenlawn Cemetery featuring Artists, Authors, and Poets.  The Dickson Memorial Chapel will be open from 9:30AM-1:00PM for viewing, sales, and donations with the tour itself departing from the chapel at 10:00AM.

Items available for sale at the event can be previewed from our new FOG gear page here.  There will also be some paintings and a print by Debra Freeman Highberger up for silent auction (pictured below).

We hope to see you there!


Scenic painting of Greenlawn Cemetery
Painting of a quiet space in Greenlawn


Scenic painting of Greenlawn Cemetery
Painting of Sargent Pond


Fountain Pond
Print of Painting of Fountain Pond





No Monthly Meeting in December

The Friends of Greenlawn will NOT be holding their monthly meeting during the month of December.

Our next meeting will be on the last Tuesday in January 2018.  Same place (Salem Council on Aging), same time (6:30pm).

We hope to see you there!

Phase I Completion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, the Friends of Greenlawn and the City of Salem had the honor of celebrating the completion of Phase I restoration work on the Dickson Memorial Chapel with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.  The event was well attended and we thank you all who could come and show your support for this historic endeavor!  A big thank you as well to Mayor Kim Driscoll and her staff for helping to make the event such a success!

The Salem News featured the event on their front page the following day (Wednesday, November 29th), so I’ll link that here and let them tell you all about the event:

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 – “Salem officials celebrate first phase of restoration at historic chapel”

Salem News included a video with the online edition of the article that shows part of the ceremony and some more of the chapel, as well as the recently restored Rose Window on the east side of the chapel.




Friends of Greenlawn gear available

The Friends of Greenlawn Spring Event this Sunday will have FOG long and short sleeve t-shirts and ball caps for sale. The Black Crowned Night Heron is our mascot! He is featured on our tee shirts and ball caps 🙂

If you can not make it on Sunday, please email the to arrange a purchase. Thank you for your support!

Spring Event on June 11, 2017 (and we’re back!)

Hi there!  Our website is going to be undergoing some updates over the next few weeks, so please keep checking back with us.

The Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery are holding a spring event on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (this Sunday) and you are all invited!  Please join us for a wonderful lecture on Mount Auburn Cemetery, whose own rural cemetery design served as a model for many rural cemeteries in the United States, including our very own Greenlawn Cemetery.

June 11 2017 - event