“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

COVID-19 Information:

For the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff we are requesting the use of masks/face coverings for this event. Because we cannot maintain social distancing standards (6 ft. apart) during the show we ask that all guests wear a mask. Tickets for this event will be limited so be sure to get your tickets in advance! Once we have reached maximum capacity for each installment we will stop selling tickets.

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.



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