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Lizzie Borden Took An Axe, Or Did She?

Saturday, October 13th @ 1:00pm

Canaan Town Library

In 1892 Lizzie Borden, a 32 year old single woman, was officially charged with the murder of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts.  The events that followed the murder would stir the curiosity of people across the nation. After four official criminal proceedings, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder but the case was not officially re investigated by the authorities.

To this day the case of Lizzie Borden is a mystery that has inspired television movies, documentaries, cinematic offerings, plays, musicals, poems, websites, blogs, a scholarly journal, college courses, and law school case studies.

Annette Holba, assistant professor, Plymouth State University, reviews the facts of the case and explores the evidence that some experts suggest points to Lizzie’s guilt and others believe points to Lizzie’s innocence. Lizzie’s connections to New Hampshire are also discussed.

Program funded by the NH Humanities Council.

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