Thu, Oct 12|
Town of Wappinger Town Hall
Speaker Series: Historic Murders in Dutchess County with Shannon Butler
Dutchess County was not always so bucolic. This spooky season, hear about some of the County’s most gruesome murders from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Town of Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA
About the event
Just in time for a spooky Halloween, Historian Shannon Butler joins us to discuss some of Dutchess County’s most gruesome murders from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Using court records, early newspaper articles, and pamphlets, we’ll examine several killers including one of the first female serial killers, the horrible murder of a Poughkeepsie businessman in his own home, and several more bloody acts.
This very interesting and unique event is part of our Speaker Series programming. The public is invited to attend. WHS member admission is free, non-member suggested donation of $5.00. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and is on a first come/first serve basis. Please RSVP to help us plan attendance and to be added to our mailing list. (please note, an RSVP does not save you a seat).
About Shannon Butler:
Shannon Butler is the historian for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and has served in that role for nearly 4 years. She has previously served as the Historian for Hyde Park and as a park ranger at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites. She is the co-host of a historical podcast entitled "All My Favorite People Are Dead" and has written several articles and books.