Meet the people and hear stories from Owensboro’s past at Voices of Elmwood

Take a wagon ride to Owensboro's past!

Take a wagon ride to Owensboro’s past at the Voices of Elmwood!

Each year, the Owensboro Museum of Science and History picks ten people from 1800s that are buried in Elmwood Cemetery (or cemeteries nearby) to feature at the Voices of Elmwood. They start in January and spend most of the year researching, making costumes, and perfecting their roles. The outcome is not a scary Halloween event. Voices of Elmwood is designed to honor the heritage and celebrate the history of that area.

Think of it as 10 different plays that all take place in Elmwood Cemetery. The scripts are funny, sad, and as historically accurate as they can be.

What to hop on a wagon to meet this year’s featured voices? Click here for more info. 

The organizers of the event featured in the video above spoke to us about how this program makes connections from the past to the present day. Long lost family members have been found buried in Elmwood Cemetery as a result of the production and Owensboro residents have learned about the ancestors that lived years ago.

And even though it is not a Halloween event and it is set in the Fall, this is most definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

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