ESHM to host Voices from Eureka’s Silent City

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host its ninth annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” cemetery walking tour Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21, and again Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28.

The living history tours feature live actors in period costumes portraying some early citizens of Eureka Springs who helped shape the myths and history of the town. This year, the event will focus on citizens of Eureka Springs who were the subject of fascination to Robert Ripley of “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” fame. Participants will meet Robert Ripley himself, Basin Park Hotel proprietor Joe Parkhill, Times Echo reporter Annie House, wife of an early stonemason Chryesis Sanford, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church parishioner Katie Morgan, wife of the found of the Great Passion Play Elna Smith, dinosaur enthusiast Ola Farwell, businessman Robert Mullins and “Doctor” Norman Baker.

Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. and depart every 20 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. They may be purchased at the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, any Cornerstone Bank location or the museum downtown at 95 S. Main St. Tickets will also be available at the parking site.

There is no parking at the cemetery, but free parking and shuttle service will be provided at the former Victoria Inn parking lot located on Highway 62 East. See a map at

The event is a fundraising project of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. For more information, call 479-253-9417 or e-mail

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