Preserving the Past for the Future

Honoring those who came before

Buried History is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting El Dorado County’s pioneer cemeteries. 


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



Our Commitment 

To celebrate the rich history of El Dorado County through living-history reenactment events and educational efforts that build community pride, enhance the region’s historical identity, and raise funding to help restore, refurbish, and maintain Pioneer Cemeteries in EDC.



Special Events

Living History in your Own Backyard

2019 saw the inaugural Save the Graves Living History Cemetery Tour from Buried HIstory. On October 26 local actors portrayed nine historical figures from the early days of El Dorado County.

The event took place at Placerville Union Cemetery and was made possible, not only by the generosity of donors and supporters but by the tireless efforts of many volunteers. 

Photography by Caitlin Thompson/Arts and Culture El Dorado