If you have ever wanted to “go back in time” and be a person from Yates County’s past, the Yates County History Center could use your help.
The History Center will present its world-famous cemetery tour through the pastoral Benton Rural Cemetery, and the theme this year will be Yates County’s bicentennial – all roles will involve early settlers of the town of Benton. YCHC will provide actors with information about “your” character, and you can create a short (no more than 10 minutes) monologue about him or her. You do not have to memorize anything; a well-rehearsed reading of your script will be fine. YCHC will also help you find an appropriate costume for the occasion.
Here are the roles for which they need actors:
Sabra Cole Cleaveland (1797–1855): daughter of an early Methodist preacher, wife of an early physician
Dolly Barden (1789-1884): mother of the influential Barden family, who built the cobblestone house on Ferguson Corners Road
William Hilton (1742-1828): served in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Bunker Hill
If you are interested in acting in the cemetery tour, or volunteering for the tour in any capacity, please contact YCHC by phone at (315) 536-7318 or by email at [email protected].