Alexander City’s founder returns for one day only in the Living History Cemetery Tour, a tandem event presented next month by Russell Medical Foundation and Alexander City Theatre II. In addition to the character of James Young, who operated a store here in the 1830s, 10 characters will retell stories of local history from Alabama’s early statehood through modern times.

Editorial staff at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., researched the characters and wrote some of the scripts.

The April 13 event will include an art show with local artists at The Mill Two Eighty and a series of historical monologues in period costume at Alexander City Cemetery.

Tickets for the production will include transportation from the art show at The Mill Two Eighty to the cemetery; and then, will return tour patrons to that venue. Attendees may provide their own transportation but must purchase tickets at the art show on the day of the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

The art show will exhibit the works of more than 25 local artisans. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, as well.

Event proceeds, including a percentage of art sales, will benefit the two hosting organizations. Russell Medical Foundation will apply proceeds toward the purchase of medical equipment, renovations and upgrading of medical facilities. ACT II will use its proceeds to help convert a downtown building into a fine arts facility.

For information regarding the art show or sponsorship for the event, contact Tammy Jackson, with the Russell Medical Foundation, at 256-215-7459. Contact Betsy Iler at for more information about the cemetery tour or to volunteer at the event.