Voices from Eureka’s Silent City set for October

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host the 11th annual Voices from Eureka’s Silent City living history walking tour at Eureka Springs Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 17, Friday, Oct. 18, Saturday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26.

This year’s production is titled “Silenced Voices from the Silent City” and will feature the tales of lesser known occupants of the cemetery. Some interesting characters you’ll meet this year include Richard Banks, who will describe personal recollections of his life as the last black man to remain in Eureka Springs after the population of the town declined. You’ll also hear about a family’s successful search to find the unmarked grave of a young mother who came to the springs for a cure for tuberculosis. Department store owner W.D. Wadsworth will then tell some forgotten stories from his dual roles as town undertaker.

The one-hour guided walking tours begin at 5:30 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from the parking lot. The last tour leaves the parking lot at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the historical museum at 95 S. Main St., all Cornerstone Bank locations and the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may be purchased at the parking lot on the performance dates. There are no reserved tickets.

The event is a fundraiser for the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. For more information, contact the museum at director@eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org or call 479-253-9417.

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