Owego, N.Y. - The Tioga County Historical Society is seeking volunteer actors to take part in "Living Among the Dead" at Evergreen Cemetery in Owego. In coordination with Tioga County Tourism, the society is putting together a walking tour of the cemetery, featuring several prominent and notable citizens of the area, long-deceased. Volunteers are being sought for the roles of: Richard Stout, 1836-1896: A Union navy sailor during the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor during an action in which he also lost his arm.
- Sa-sa-na Loft, ca.1831-1852: A Mohawk, she lived on a reservation with her family in Canada. Loft, her sister, and brother travelled and performed concerts in the United States. On a stop in Owego, Sa-sa-na perished in a horrific train accident. Her grave is a prominent feature of Evergreen.
- Helen Dean King, 1869-1955: Helen attended Bryn Mawr College when it first began offering graduate-level degrees for women. She earned a PhD in biology and specialized in genetics. She taught science and held a professorship, one of only two women in the world at the time, and most notably, pioneered the use of lab rats for scientific study.
- James Hollingsworth, 1885-1962: An African-American barbershop owner in Owego for 65 years. He was a dignified and beloved member of the community with a great memory of the past.