Actors Needed for Grave Reminders Cemetery Walk Sept. 21 & Oct. 18

Immerse yourself in the rich local history of St. Charles! Help portray local community figures and tell in short monologues about their lives, their joys, their sorrows, and their loves. Participants will visit their actual grave sites located in North Cemetery.

We need actors for both the September 21st walk from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the night walk on October 18 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Actors are required to attend a training and orientation session on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1:00 p.m.

We need you to help tell these stories and bring these individuals back to life! We are now recruiting actors to help portray these important St. Charles figures. We will train all actors and provide you with a script, background information, and costumes. Lunch provided for all volunteers!

Choose from among the following individuals to portray:

  • Alice Davis (1883-1966) - Teacher and Town Historian CLAIMED

  • Helen Munhall (1893-1983) - Teacher CLAIMED

  • Lieutenant John Farrell Elliot (1878-1966) - Civil War Soldier

  • Dr. Charles A. Potter (1878-1966) - Physician and Chief of Staff of STC City Hospital

  • Emma Lake (1874-1932) - WWI Red Cross Nurse CLAIMED

  • Dean Ferson (1810-1892) - Early St. Charles Settler

  • Prudence Ward Ferson (1812-1902) - Wife of Dean Ferson CLAIMED

  • John F. Farnsworth (1820-1900) Congressman and Civil War General CLAIMED

  • Lina Paschal (1858-1956) - Editor of the Valley Chronicle CLAIMED

  • Dr. Ival G. Langum (1877-1953) - Doctor and Mayor of St. Charles CLAIMED

  • Harriet Luckett Harris (1898-1984) - Great Granddaughter of Underground Railroad Freedom Seeker Joanna Gardner and Foster Mother

  • Edward Best AKA Maro the Magician (1868-1908) - Magician and Musician CLAIMED

  • Stevens Sanborn Jones - Town Attorney and Proposed Town Name

  • Bela Hunt (1812-1908) - Early St. Charles Settler and Businessman

  • Caroline Howard (1811- 1890) - Medium CLAIMED

  • Charles Haines (1844-1914) - Businessman, Mayor, and School Board President CLAIMED

  • Dr. Horace C. Gillette (1806-1878) - Doctor

  • John Brown (1832-1915) - Businessman and Farmer

  • Lorenzo Ward (1822-1890) - Businessman and Farmer

  • Vera Rockwell (1890-1972) - Teacher and Girl Scout Leader CLAIMED

  • Beatrice Amenoff (1911-1995) - Wife of Mayor CV Amenoff

  • Charles Caustin (1852-1931) - Speed Walker

  • Emma Durant Lane (1852-1922) - Teacher

  • Charles Lindsay III (1903-1983) - Master Fox Hunter

  • Dickie Burchell (1854-1863) - Son of Hotel owner Peter Burchell, the First Hotel in St. Charles

  • Samuel Durant (1827-1891) - Civil War Soldier and First Historian of St. Charles.

  • Frank Underwood (1860-1957) - Carpenter and Collector of Curiosities, started the St. Charles History Museum

  • Amelia Anderson (1876-1963) - School Nurse CLAIMED

  • Alice Berg Johnson (1885-1968) - Titanic Survivor CLAIMED

If you are interested in becoming an actor, please email us at info@stcmuseum.org or call (630) 584-6967.