Events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 15, 2024 @ 9:30am
- 1:30pm
Cemetery Tour
North County Cemetery Crawl Redux
The North County Cemetery Crawl sold out last year so we’re doing it again, but with a few twists and turns on three backroads that rival their cemeteries for history,...
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...
Saturday, July 20, 2024 @ 9:00am
- 1:30pm
South County Cemetery Crawl
Join us in July for a driving tour to three spectacular and historic south county cemeteries. We’ll start in Diamond Springs, then caravan/carpool to Fairplay, then push on to the...
Saturday, October 19, 2024 @ 10:00am
- 4:00pm
Community Event
Law & Order: A Historical Perspective
Save the Date! Our fifth annual Save the Graves event will be held on Saturday, October 19. Throughout the day skilled actors in period attire tell their character’s story from...

All Past Events

Saturday, May 25, 2024 @ 8:00am
- 12:00pm
Community Event
Help Honor Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend
For as long as anyone can remember, each Memorial Day local veterans have placed flags on veterans’ graves in local cemeteries. The local VFW has been placing flags at Westwood Hills...
Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 10:00am
- 1:00pm
Community Event
Women of Placerville Union Cemetery Walking Tour
On Saturday, May 11, about forty people took the notable woman (or man) in their life on a walking tour of the notable women of Union Cemetery. The male-centric culture...
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.    ...
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