Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Programming

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Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, restored in 2018

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking ideas about possible programming for the recently reopened Oakwood Cemetery Chapel.

The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, originally built in 1914, was restored in 2018. The Chapel is now a visitors center where relations and visitors can learn about the people who were buried in the surrounding cemetery. The Chapel offers a reflective space for all.

The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel is part of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Museums and Cultural Programs. The project will focus on educating the public about the essential purpose of the Chapel: memorials. As a historic restoration of a new facility, we want to educate stakeholders about its history and possible uses of the Chapel as public space. As a visitors center, we want to share information and collect information about history relevant to Austin and Texas’ history.

Over the span of the next two months, we hope to gather input, develop and design a tour program, and design systems to research and share historic information.

Oakwood Cemetery is a space for locals and tourists alike to explore the history of Austin and Texas. Funding for Oakwood Chapel programming is provided in part by Hotel Occupancy Tax.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking ideas about possible programming for the recently reopened Oakwood Cemetery Chapel.

The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, originally built in 1914, was restored in 2018. The Chapel is now a visitors center where relations and visitors can learn about the people who were buried in the surrounding cemetery. The Chapel offers a reflective space for all.

The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel is part of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Museums and Cultural Programs. The project will focus on educating the public about the essential purpose of the Chapel: memorials. As a historic restoration of a new facility, we want to educate stakeholders about its history and possible uses of the Chapel as public space. As a visitors center, we want to share information and collect information about history relevant to Austin and Texas’ history.

Over the span of the next two months, we hope to gather input, develop and design a tour program, and design systems to research and share historic information.

Oakwood Cemetery is a space for locals and tourists alike to explore the history of Austin and Texas. Funding for Oakwood Chapel programming is provided in part by Hotel Occupancy Tax.

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The von Rosenberg family descended from the Petri and Lungkwitz families. They kept the artwork of F. Richard Petri and Herman Lungkwitz—even their student life drawings. Could the chapel host an art exhibit using works kept by the family, the Briscoe and the Ransom center, and the Witte? Or a joint early Texas artist project with the Net?

Sally Baulch 5 months ago

Tree planting, water runoff & conservation, grade roadways, fixed concrete drainage creek (graves erosion) , stop vandalism increase security, secure & restore entrance gates,

viking1017 6 months ago

This place is awesome! COTFG would be interested in programming small workshops and experimental music performances here. Please check us out and give us a chance! We like non-bar spaces where music that is quiet or has dynamics can be heard by a peaceful audience https://www.flickr.com/photos/churchofthefriendlyghost /

COTFG 6 months ago