UAB Students and Faculty Join Local Historical Associations for a Ghostly Gathering
Birmingham's newest history museum, hosted a "Gathering of the Spirits" in collaboration with the Memorial Association.
Among the guests were:
- Louise , (portrayed by veteran stage actress Beth McCord - seated front left) Birmingham's famous "Madame," infamous for her house of ill repute, is also remembered for nursing those sickened during the cholera epidemic of 1873
- John Milner (portrayed by UAB grad student Jeff Hirschy - standing third from left), a railroad engineer who played a key role in the founding of Birmingham
- Emma Hawes, (portrayed by UAB grad student Terri Hicks - standing, fourth from right) whose husband, in 1888, murdered her and their two daughters with a hatchet, creating a nationwide scandal
- Early Birmingham entrepreneur Rosa Zinszer ; (portrayed by UAB's Professor Pam King - seated second from right)
, Oak Hill Memorial Association hosted a guided walking tour of the historic cemetery. Members of OHMA portrayed some of Birmingham's famous and infamous characters and led visitors around for a tour that really brought our city's history to "life."
For more information about the museum and to become a member of Birmingham History Center visit http://www.birminghamhistorycenter.org/
To learn more about Oak Hill Cemetery and the ways you can help preserve Birmingham's history, visit http://oakhill-birmingham.org/