Echoes From Our Past-Historic Cemetery Walk brings history to life through costumed actors assuming the intriguing characters of Butler County’s ancestors in the midst of the beautiful grounds of the North Side Cemetery. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy these beautiful grounds and learn about the people who contributed to the area’s rich and unique history. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and bring your family to participate in this new, fascinating outdoor theater program.

This Historic Cemetery Walk does not consist of any ghost stories. This respectful tour presents Butler County’s history in a unique way. All information provided is factual and related to historical events of the Butler area and the lives of the people and families who lived here.

Collaboration between the Butler County Historical Society, BC3, and North Side Cemetery Association with support from the Butler County Veterans Affairs office and American Legion Post 778.


Revolutionary War- John Moser portrayed by Thom Bennett

Civil War – John T Kelly portrayed by Michael Booser

Span-Am-WWI – James F Leetch portrayed by Christian Cendrowski

World War II – Charles Barr Edwards portrayed by William Franklin

Korean War – Bruce E Keefer portrayed by Reid Kruger

Vietnam War – Nancy M Pakutz portrayed by Victoria Allen

History of Butler’s proud Moment – the Bantam jeep


2019 Performance Dates:

Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19, 2019

Tour lasts approximately 1.75 hours

Tour Times:

2:00 p.m. on Saturday

2:00 p.m. on Sunday


North Side Cemetery, 1002 N. Main Street, Butler, PA


Tickets are now available for Echoes from our Past-Historic Cemetery Walk, May 18 and 19, 2019. Order at Home Page by clicking on the Shop button or visit the Senator Walter Lowrie House, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., until 2:00 p.m Friday May 17. Our office is located at 123 West Diamond Street, Butler, PA directly behind the Courthouse. There is a 20 minute parking spot in front of our door for your convenience.

Wear comfortable walking shoes, you will be on your feet for 2 hours. When you arrive at the cemetery you will be directed where you may park your car and where you need to check in.

$14.00 general public
$10.00 society members

A special thanks to the Butler Eagle, the Butler County Radio Network, the North Side Cemetery, and the Thompson Miller Funeral Home for their support.

The Butler County Historical Society is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the documents, artifacts and historical sites of Butler County’s rich heritage for the educational benefit of the public.



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