Living Cemetery

This annual event brings together the talents of local drama students and adult actors who depict the early settlers buried in the historic Main Street Cemetery. They tell the stories about how these brave pioneers made their way to our area and about their many contributions to creating the Village of Downers Grove. Making the cemetery living again is done with the help of the Paper Moon Players (directed by local resident Marilyn Ludwig) and the Living History Interpreters of the 8th Veterans Reserve Corps (directed by Craig Dorsey). 

Established in 1856, the Cemetery is a local landmark and the resting place of about 100 early Downers Grove residents. For more information about those buried in the Main Street Cemetery visit mainstreetcemetery.com

Oct 26

2024 Living Cemetery

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street Cemetery

Other upcoming events:

Jul 02

Museum Exhibit on Sears Kit Homes

Downers Grove Museum
Jul 24

The History of Avery Coonley School

Avery Coonley School
Scroll to Top