World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Evergreen Cemetery (Bloomington, Illinois)

Article Id: WHEBN0002639218
Reproduction Date:

Title: Evergreen Cemetery (Bloomington, Illinois)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cemeteries in Illinois, Evergreen Cemetery, Dorothy Gale, Bloomington, Illinois
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Evergreen Cemetery (Bloomington, Illinois)

Evergreen Cemetery, in Bloomington, Illinois, is also known as Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

The cemetery was originally two separate cemeteries, adjacent to each other. The first was the Bloomington Cemetery, founded in 1850 by the Bloomington Cemetery Association; the other was Evergreen Cemetery, founded in 1860. The Bloomington Cemetery was funded by city tax dollars, while Evergreen was privately funded and maintained. The website of the current cemetery claims Evergreen was founded in the early 1820s.[1]

Over the years, Evergreen suffered from vandalism and deterioration. Community action in the 1950s and 1960s forced the city of Bloomington to buy out the owners of Evergreen Cemetery in 1963, creating the merged Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

The grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, which are maintained by staff and community members, include a Civil War burial section.

The McLean County Museum offers tours of the cemetery the last Saturday & Sunday of September and the first Saturday & Sunday of October. Funds raised by the tour are used to preserve the cemetery. The Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk combines historical research by Museum volunteers, costumed actors from Illinois Voices Theatre, and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery into a week-long outdoor theatrical production. People who contributed to central Illinois’ colorful history are brought to life through costumed actors assuming the intriguing characters of McLean County’s ancestors. Presented is not only the "who's who" of McLean County but also the regular day-to-day voices from the past, people who have contributed to the growth, diversity and success of McLean County in unique and innovative ways.

Notable persons interred

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "History". Bloomington, Illinois: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ Wills, Christopher (1982-10-06). "Dorothy's trip to Oz linked to baby's death".  

External links

  • Evergreen Cemetery

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.