Friends of Bohemian National Cemetery


Friends of Bohemian National Cemetery is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of

A Dear and Precious Heritage

Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

A Dear and Precious Heritage This 200-page second edition softcover book updates our original 2012 publication. It includes a crematorium/columbarium restoration report and new monuments like the Eastland Disaster Memorial, as well as an in-depth look at the cemetery's early years; the history of its monuments and buildings; biographical sketches of Czech and Slovak community leaders; an exploration of some of the fascinating and unusual gravestones found at BNC; and accounts of historical events that impact the cemetery to this day. The book, resplendent with color photographs, is a testament to the men and women who established the cemetery in 1877 and maintained and expanded it through the years.

Friends of Bohemian National Cemetery gratefully acknowledges a matching grant from the Department for Cultural Relations and Czechs Living Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic that supported the 2012 printing the first edition of A Dear and Precious Heritage.


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