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.

The permanent residents of Oakwood Cemetery represent the distinct character of Austin as our original leaders, influencers, and creators. The colorful stories of their lives are documented through political and social change and memorialized in sculpture, architecture, and design. The relevant and diverse histories of Austin and Texas are represented here, together.

Please take a moment to share your stories of Oakwood Cemetery. Share about loved ones who are here, experiences with history, or how this sacred space has impacted your view of Austin.


Thank you for taking the time to share with us. Please visit often to see if any additional stories have been added.

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  • The Old Tramp's Cave

    by viking1017, 6 months ago

    Not written down...  on our tours to Oakwood, my fourth grade teacher told us the story.

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