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Western Heritage Center: Voices of the Past
October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 30, 2021 at 11:00 am
One event on October 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm
A living history performance event
The Western Heritage Center is excited to announce Voices of the Past, a new annual fundraiser, co-hosted by the Billings Parks Department at the historic Mountview Cemetery (1704 Central Ave). The event will feature 6-8 local actors bringing to life historic figures from the area who are buried at Mountview, including martyred Sheriff James Webb, local brothel madam Olive Warren, and suffragist Hazel Hunkins Hallinan. Stories of adventure, achievement, heartbreak, and humor will be shared, along with an interactive Q&A session for each historical figure.
Early bird tickets are on sale now for $20, and may be purchased in-person at the WHC (2822 Montana Ave), or online via www.ywhc.org. After Oct. 4, tickets will be $25. Children 2 and under are free. Guests are able to select their preferred time slot when ordering tickets. Group rates are available for 10 or more, please email email@example.com for more information or call Heather Torrence at (406) 672-6257.
Guests will be able to socially distance and will self-guide through the Mountview Cemetery grounds, with performances located throughout the historic sections. Guests needing mobility accommodations will be able to drive within the grounds. We expect most attendees will stay for 60-90 minutes, but there is no set “leave” time. Free parking will be provided on-site. All City of Billings cemetery rules will apply; please note that this is not a “ghost” tour and we want to be very respectful of the Mountview Cemetery as an active community burial ground. If you have any concerns or questions, please email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Western Heritage Center thanks the City of Billings and our major sponsors for making this possible: ExxonMobil, Smith Funeral Chapels, and Mayor Bill and Anne Cole.