27th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk
September 25 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Bloomington, IL- The McLean County Museum is proud to announce tickets go on sale for this year’s Evergreen Cemetery Walk on Tuesday, August 31. Twenty-seven years ago, the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and Illinois Voices Theatre—Echoes came together to solve a growing problem in our community—cemetery vandalism. Leaders at these entities realized that there was a great need in our community to educate the public, especially students, about the importance of preserving and respecting cemeteries as part of our collective history, and so the Evergreen Cemetery Walk was born.
In this award-winning outdoor history theater program, professional actors give voice to the people who are buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, individuals who helped shape and create our local history. To date, we have featured 196 different people, whose stories illustrate the impact the people of McLean County have had on history – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
In 2020 the Evergreen Cemetery Walk was produced in a virtual format due to the pandemic. This year the organizers have created a hybrid model, allowing both in person and virtual opportunities to experience this educational, highly engaging, and entertaining program.
The dates for the 2021 Evergreen Cemetery Walk are Saturdays and Sundays, September 25-26, and October 2-3. Performances run daily with tours beginning at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, or online at www.mchistory.org.
$20 General public. $18 Museum Members. $5 Under 18 and Students with I/D.
Virtual Viewing November 1 – December 31
$25 General Public Household. $20 Member Household
$30 (Good for (1) Virtual ticket to attend in person and access to the Virtual Walk. Unfortunately we are unable to offer discounts for advance purchase as we have in the past.
For additional information please contact Museum Education Department at (309) 827-0428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.