KENNEBUNK, MAINE – Most people could probably tell you that Lizzie Borden “took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks,” but few know that, when tried, Lizzie Borden was acquitted – and fewer still, why! Joseph A. Conforti, author of the new book Lizzie Borden on Trial, will speak at the Brick Store Museum on Thursday, February 26th, at 5:30pm. Admission to the presentation is free, and sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.
In his book, Conforti delves in the famous murder charge, and the environment that affected Borden’s acquittal. This free talk begins with a reception at 5:00pm, with the program at 5:30pm. The public is welcome to attend; pre-registration can be made through mainehumanities.org/event/lizzie-borden-trial/. The event will take place in the Brick Store Museum’s Program Center.
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The Brick Store Museum is located at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk’s historic district. For 76 years, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the region’s rich cultural and artistic heritage. Its galleries and research archives are open to the public year-round: Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 – 4:30 and Saturdays, 10 – 1. Museum admission is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $20 for families. Saturdays are half price for families! Visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 207-985-4802 for further information.