Actors dressed in period costumes will portray colorful characters from the past during two "Meet the Ashland Pioneers" events next month.

Actors dressed in period costumes will portray colorful characters from the past during two "Meet the Ashland Pioneers" events next month.

The sessions are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, Saturday, July 3, Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 at the Ashland Cemetery at East Main and Morton streets. Tickets for the hour-long tours are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and $25 for families of five or less. They are available in advance at Paddington Station.

Half the proceeds from the event will go to the Ashland Historic Railroad Museum.

Sixteen actors dressed in period costumes will portray colorful characters and events of the late 1800s and early 1900s, including figures from the D'Autremont train robbery in 1923; a pro-Ku Klux Klan newspaper editor; and a Chinese woman who married a wealthy Ashland merchant, among others.

The event is organized by the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland.

Details: Delores Nims at 541-621-2995 or rvuuf.org.

— Staff reports