Voices from the Silent City

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum announces dates for the eleventh annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” living history tours at the city cemetery. This year’s performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 17th, 18th and 19th, and again on Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th.

Some of the interesting characters you’ll meet this year will include, Richard Banks, regaling 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 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 tell some forgotten stories from his dual role as town undertaker.

Free parking will again be available at the former Victoria Inn (4028 E. Van Buren Street,) on US Hwy 62 East, with free shuttle service to the nearby cemetery. There is no parking available at the cemetery.

The one hour guided walking tours begin at 5:30 pm, and leave every 20 minutes from the parking lot. The last tour leaves the parking lot at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum located at 95 S. Main Street, Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs, Berryville, Huntsville, and Holiday Island, and the ES Chamber of Commerce located at 170 W. Van Buren. Tickets may be purchased at the parking lot on the performance dates. There are no reserved tickets.

For further information contact the museum at director@eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org or call: 479-253-9417. Follow the museum on Facebook.

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