Restore ~ Protect ~ Celebrate

Dedicated to the Restoration and Protection of El Dorado County Cemeteries.

Save the Graves 2024: Law & Order

Four major crime stories that shook El Dorado County in the post Gold Rush era. Each story is told from two perspectives. Meet the famous, the forgotten, and the infamous. Meet Lulu Belle Cook, El Dorado County’s first female deputy.

Learn About Our Recent Work

Save the Graves trains volunteers, organizes work parties, and sponsors specific projects. We also host activities and events that educate, increase awareness of cemetery issues, and help fund our efforts.

We celebrate the cemeteries in El Dorado County and their history with projects, activities and events which contribute to our mission.

Past Save the Graves Performances

Save the Graves is dedicated to the restoration and protection of El Dorado County Cemeteries and the history contained therein. We celebrate the cemeteries and their history with projects, activities and events which contribute to our mission. Our flagship event is also our namesake, Save the Graves, held each fall in, and benefiting Placerville Union Cemetery.