The Owensboro Museum of Science and History, in partnership with the Daviess County Public Library, and Theatre Workshop of Owensboro is pleased to announce the third season of ECHOES OF ELMWOOD. ECHOES OF ELMWOOD features history-based first-person scripts, presented by period-costumed actors and celebrates our region’s heritage while honoring the lives of the many people buried at Elmwood.
This season of ECHOES OF ELMWOOD will feature the ten stories from the third year of VOICES OF ELMWOOD, ECHOES’ predecessor and parent event. VOICES OF ELMWOOD features ten new people each fall, but ECHOES OF ELMWOOD provides patrons the opportunity to “catch up” with previous year’s stories. ECHOES OF ELMWOOD is presented as tent shows only (no wagon rides offered for these spring programs) at Elmwood Cemetery, located at 1300 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303. Performances will be held Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are only $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Owensboro Museum of Science and History at (270) 687-2732 or visit the museum at 122 East Second Street in downtown Owensboro. Groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount. Each show will last about an hour, without an intermission, and it is not recommended for young children. Patrons should arrive fifteen minutes prior to each performance. No flash photography is permitted. Proceeds support the educational activities of the Museum of Science and History and the Daviess County Library, with a portion allocated for tombstone preservation at Elmwood Cemetery.
The characters to be featured:
Major Benjamin Duncan: Served as Daviess County Deputy Sheriff for many years. He recalls the story of his father, Squire Ben Duncan, and how he dealt with the events surrounding Yellow Banks’ first murder trial.
Mary Neel: The mother of Beulah Mae Sheriff, also known as Roxi Hart!
Algernon Thruston: A restless young lawyer, Thruston gathered a group of men and headed south as trouble began brewing between Texas and Mexico.
James Hickman: A former Mayor of Owensboro, Hickman was responsible for paving the streets of Owensboro and for developing its extensive park system.
A.J. Courtney: The “unofficial” mayor or Huntersville (a section of Owensboro in the Breckenridge Street area) Courtney was the inventor of a brew known as “Courtney’s Mule”….because sit had a “kick to it!”
Doctor Pretty Eagle: He traveled the country, winning people over with his eloquent ways and “special” medicines, but was shunned as a member of the Cherokee Tribe when he married the woman he loved….Etta Shreve: She was disowned by her family when she married the man she loved…
Benjamin Field: Ben Field was caught up in the War Between the States, keeping an extensive diary of his days spent in service.
James Weir: At the time of his death, James Weir held the distinction of having served as a bank president longer than any many in the United States – 43 years at the National Deposit Bank, now known as BB&T.
Colin Milne: Scotsman Colin Milne retired to Owensboro after many years as a lithographer…..and became the first caretaker of the new Elmwood Cemetery!
Ruby Beale Sheehan: The darling of the Owensboro High School “Red Angels” Volleyball Team, Ruby married the dashing Frank Sheehan, head of a successful and growing airplane company in Owensboro.
For additional information, please call the Museum of Science and History at (270) 687-2732.