Thu, Oct 06|
Mass Murder: Massachusetts' Most Infamous Murder Cases
Historian Christopher Daley will explore four of Massachusetts' most infamous murders.
Time & Location
Oct 06, 2022, 6:30 PM
About the Event
This one-hour talk is an entertaining and fascinating look at some of Massachusetts' most infamous murder cases, both solved and unsolved. Audiences that like mystery, suspense and a little blood and gore will love this lecture. It is fully illustrated with photographs and artwork culled from archival, microfilm and literary sources. Many of the murder sites and historical locations have been photographed in order to give the audience a sense of the modern-day context of the crimes.
Christopher will discuss Jesse Pomeroy "The Boy Fiend", Jane Toppan "The Angel of Death", "The Case of the Merry Widow", and Lizzie Borden.
Mr. Daley is a historian and published author. He has been presenting talks on historical topics all over New England for over 25 years.
He has been a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston Massachusetts for 24 years.
He has been involved in several historical organizations both public and private, including the Pembroke Historical Commission and Historical Society as well as the John Alden Historical Site in Duxbury.
He and his wife Cathy live on the South Shore of Massachusetts during the winters and spend their summers at their house in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
This program is supported by a grant from the Bridge Street Fund, a special initiative of Mass Humanities.