“Echoes from Our Past” Historic Cemetery Walk

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 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, and North Side Cemetery Association. 

Our 2021 Characters:

Charles Albert Watters

Captain Ira McJunkin

Richard Muntz

William Watson

Harriet Cooper

Dorothy Schwab Sherwin

2021 Performance Date:

May 22, 2021

Tour lasts approximately 1.75 hours

Tour Times:

11:00-12:45 p.m. & 2:30-4:15 p.m.


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


Tickets for Echoes from our Past-Historic Cemetery Walk will be available online or visit the Senator Walter Lowrie House on Wednesdays and Fridays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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.

All proceeds will benefit the Butler County Historical Society. 

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.




  1. Reply
    Janet L Murray says:

    I purchased 2 tickets online to the 2:30PM walk. Do you mail the tickets to me? or how do I get them?

    • Reply
      admin says:

      We are not doing physical tickets this year! When you purchase a ticket we put your name and the number of tickets you ordered onto a check-in sheet, and on the day of the event, all you will need to provide is your name. Thanks Janet!

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