Events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 9:00am
- 12:00pm
Volunteer Event, Headstone Repair
Headstone Cleaning and Straightening at Placerville Union Cemetery
An entire battalion of military headstones at Placerville Union Cemetery, many dating back to the Civil War, are lichen-encrusted to the point of illegibility, leaning precariously, or both.   Please...
Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 10:00am
- 1:00pm
Community Event
Women of Placerville Union Cemetery Walking Tour
Take the notable woman (or man) in your life on a walking tour of the notable women of Union Cemetery. The male-centric culture of the late 1880s and early 1900s...
Saturday, May 18, 2024 @ 9:00am
- 12:00pm
Volunteer Event, Headstone Repair
May Headstone Cleaning and Straightening at Placerville Union Cemetery
An entire battalion of military headstones at Placerville Union Cemetery, many dating back to the Civil War, are lichen-encrusted to the point of illegibility, leaning precariously, or both.   Please...
Saturday, June 22, 2024 @ 9:00am
- 12:00pm
Volunteer Event, Headstone Repair
June Headstone Cleaning and Straightening at Placerville Union Cemetery
An entire battalion of military headstones at Placerville Union Cemetery, many dating back to the Civil War, are lichen-encrusted to the point of illegibility, leaning precariously, or both.   Please...

All Past Events

Saturday, January 20, 2024 @ 10:00am
- 1:00pm
Cemetery Tour of Lesser Known Placerville Cemeteries
Join us on Saturday, January 20th for a tour of lesser known, really cool Placerville cemeteries. We’ll be visiting six cemeteries: the Methodist Episcopal Federated Church, Placerville Old City, Saint...
Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 10:00am
Save The Graves - 2023
J. & J. Blair – A Family Affair Save the Graves returned to Placerville Union Cemetery on October 21, 2023. Guests enjoyed portrayals of the Blair family of El Dorado...
Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 8:00am
- 7:00pm
Volunteer Event
Volunteer Assistance with Annual Event at Placerville Union Cemetery
Various shifts starting at 8am.  RSVP: required Main event is 10 am – 4 pm. Volunteers are needed before and after the event to: Setup stage area. Distribute water. Greet/assist guests....
Friday, October 20, 2023 @ 4:00pm
- 8:00pm
Volunteer Event
Setup Assistance for Annual Event at Placerville Union Cemetery
RSVP: required In preparation for Saturday’s event, we need volunteers to assist with the following activities: Setting up tables, chairs and popups. Roping off parking areas. Posting signs. To RSVP or...
Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 10:00am
Save the Graves - 2022
Honoring Main Street Merchants of the Past Save the Graves returned to Placerville Union Cemetery on October 15, 2022. Guests enjoyed portrayals of eight notable Placerville entrepreneurs. Performances were repeated...
Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 10:00am
Save the Graves - 2021
Celebrating Early El Dorado County Pioneer Families Save the Graves second annual event was held in Placerville Union Cemetery on October 16, 2021. Guests enjoyed portrayals of eight noteworthy El...
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 10:00am
Save The Graves - 2019
Celebrating Early El Dorado County Pioneer Families Save the Graves inaugural event was held in Placerville Union Cemetery on October 26, 2019. Guests enjoyed portrayals of nine noteworthy El Dorado...

Past Save The Graves Performances