We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk in 2014.
We are currently researching characters and planning for the 2014 Cemetery Walk. Please check back for updates!
In the meantime, please vote for who you would like to be featured on next years walk!
The Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk brings the voices of McLean County’s history to life. Costumed actors portray individuals representing all walks of life from the county’s
past on the beautiful grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Put on
walking shoes and bring your
family to participate in this
outdoor theatrical program.
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery is one of the richest historical resources in our community. People from all walks of life are buried in this over 150 year old cemetery. Rich, poor, famous, infamous, loved or forgotten alike, they are all buried here. Evergreen provides an honorable resting place for all members of our community.
This annual event is a collaboration between the McLean County Museum of History, Illinois Voices Theatre and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Please note that you will be walking approximately 1 mile, and standing listening to the actors for 5-7 minutes each. Each tour lasts 1.5-2 hours. We will have a limited number of wheelchairs and seat canes available to borrow for free, but if you have your own please bring it!
Teachers must make reservations in May before the Cemetery Walk. For questions please contact the Museum's Education department 309-827-0428.
This event is an excellent opportunity to augment your curriculum while teaching your students about the people who contributed to Central Illinois’ rich and colorful history. Bring your classes to participate in this fascinating, award-winning outdoor theatrical program.
If you are a teacher who has already made reservations, feel free to download our teacher packet (check back in September 2014). Please remind your students to eat breakfast/lunch the day of the walk, and encourage them to stay hydrated.
302 E. Miller Street, Bloomington. (three blocks east of Gene's Ice Cream Drive In)
Tickets will be available for purchase starting in September 2014.
Please visit us to purchase tickets or for more information on purchasing tickets, please call 309-827-0428. Tickets are also for sale at Casey's Garden Shop, The Garlic Press, and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Characters will be announced in 2014!
To read biographies of past cemetery walk characters, visit the biographies page of our online resources.