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AUDIO “Open House” Planned for Main Street Cemetery

October 24th; 9am-5pm (Hosted 10am-12pm)
The Historical Society will revamp this year’s Living Cemetery event so folks can still enjoy learning about our many heroic founding families. Stop by anytime on October 24th (the same day as the downtown Halloween store window painting) and find the designated graves marked with a bright sign. The QR code on the sign will take you to an audio track about the person buried at that site. A smartphone is required for audio enjoyment, or you can just wander around and read headstones to see how settlers came from all over the world to live in Downers Grove.


We are dedicated to the history and heritage of Downers Grove, Illinois

The Downers Grove Historical Society is an independent, non-profit volunteer organization which was incorporated in 1968. We are dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations by preserving and promoting the heritage of Downers Grove. We seek to foster an understanding, awareness, and appreciation of our town's history and architecture through education, community programs, publications, and acknowledgement of historic sites. We rely solely on public support to continue these efforts.

We are dedicated to the history and heritage of Downers Grove, Illinois

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