Preserving the Past for the Future

Honoring those who came before

Buried History is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to researching, preserving, and celebrating history interred in historic cemeteries.


Buried History is made possible by generous support from individual donors, volunteers, the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, and The Latrobe Fund.



Our Commitment 

Uncover, preserve, and celebrate interred history; whether famous, infamous, or nearly forgotten



Special Events

Living History in your Own Backyard

Buried History, initially known as Save the Graves produced a community-favored event in Placerville Union Cemetery in 2019, 2021, and 2022. 

Buried History will continue to bring living history engagements to the public through partnerships and educational initiatives. 

Photography by Caitlin Thompson/Arts and Culture El Dorado