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Actors will portray people buried at Beauvoir

This Friday guests will have a chance to relive Beauvoir's past. (Photo source: WLOX News) This Friday guests will have a chance to relive Beauvoir's past. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Organizers say the event is an education tour. (Photo source: WLOX News) Organizers say the event is an education tour. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gift shop. (Photo source: WLOX News) Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gift shop. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

This Friday, September 18 from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. you'll have a chance to learn about Beauvoir's rich history during an event called "Voices of the Past".

This tour involves actors in period costumes portraying historical figures buried in the cemetery at Beauvoir in Biloxi.
One person being portrayed is Joel Newton Whitten, who was the first mayor of Long Beach played by current Long Beach mayor Billy Skellie Jr.

Others include William T. Hester portrayed by Clayton Pennylegion and Erasmus Estes portrayed by Dennie Spence.

Attendees will learn about the woman who took the first official photographs at Beauvoir and sold them in her shop as well as the man who performed all the funeral services on the property.

This historical event also includes a hayride, refreshments and a live saxophone performance. Organizers said this event teaches guests about the men and women who lived and are buried on the property. Many of them also fought in the Civil War.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased at the Beauvoir gift shop.

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