The tenth-annual Voices of Elmwood will be held at Elmwood Cemetery and will run for a total of nine evenings in September and October. Voices of Elmwood is a celebration of history, designed to honor our region’s heritage. In recognition of Owensboro’s 2017 bicentennial, this year’s performances will also portray people that played a part in Owensboro’s history, but may not be buried at Elmwood Cemetery.
Founded by the Owensboro Museum of Science and History, in collaboration with the Daviess County Public Library and Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Voices of Elmwood 2017 will offer ten new stories of people from our community. Todd Reynolds will be directing the series, with local actors in period costumes presenting the story of the person they are portraying. Wagon rides will leave every thirty minutes each evening and stop for each actor’s presentation.
Performances begin at 6:00 p.m. each evening, with the last wagon leaving at 9:00 p.m. each night. Tent shows, perfect for large church groups, supper clubs, tour buses or patrons preferring not to ride in the wagons, will be offered on October 5th, 6th and 7th and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The tours last about an hour and fifteen minutes and are not recommended for children under twelve years of age. Patrons should arrive fifteen minutes prior to their wagon’s departure time or tent show performance.
Voices of Elmwood, which is hosted by Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery and sponsored by Dahl and Groezinger, Inc. Elmwood Cemetery is located at 1300 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42303 and parking is available on site.
Tickets are $18 (plus fees) per person, for both the wagon and tent shows and may be purchased online here. Group sales of ten or more will receive a 10% discount. Patrons may obtain additional information by calling the Museum of Science and History at (270) 687-2732.