April 6, 2024
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Voices From The Past is a unique living history event that tells the stories of our founding fathers, civic leaders, pioneering women, and a few interesting characters. Guests are invited to take a "spirited stroll" through Charlotte’s historic cemeteries and interact with portrayers as they tell the stories of the men and women who helped make Charlotte what it is today.
Voices From The Past launched in 2017 by The Mecklenburg Historical Association (MHA). Starting with the 2023 event, the MHA turned the event over to Historic Elmwood Pinewood Cemetery Inc. (HEPI), to be used as a fundraiser to preserve, restore and enhance these historic cemeteries.
New this year! We are charging a fee to attend Voices From The Past at both cemeteries. Your purchase will ensure that this events continues for years to come.
Stroll through the Historic Elmwood Pinewood and Old Settlers' Cemeteries and hear the amazing stories of the famous, infamous and ordinary citizens that made Charlotte what it is today. The portrayers will be dressed in costumes from their time period!
Whether you are a native of Charlotte or new to the city, this is a fun event for all to learn more about our history while helping to preserve it.
The Historic Elmwood Pinewood, Inc. (HEPI), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving, restoring, enhancing, and sharing the original historic and park-like atmosphere of Elmwood Pinewood and Settlers’ Cemeteries.
Before there was a Department of Park and Recreation, cemeteries were purposely designed for dual-use. Easter and Halloween parades were held in Elmwood. Families had picnics and children played in the green space. We at HEPI believe that we, in concert with the City, can provide a safe, friendly, and serene environment for those interred, those visiting loved ones, and those wanting to learn about our past or just take a break from the hubbub.
Learn more by visiting historicelmwoodpinewood.org.
Support the event and our nonprofit by becoming an event sponsor! We have multiple opportunities for you to join in on the fun while contributing to a good cause! Event sponsorships are deductable! Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a passion for history and want to portray a resident, email lynn.mintzerVFTP@gmail.com.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com