Monthly Meeting: 18 August 2018

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AUGUST SPECIAL EVENT:

PRIVATE TOUR, CHERRY HILL MUSEUM: “The 1827 Cherry Hill Murder”

Saturday, August 18, 2018

TOUR BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM

Cherry Hill Museum, 523 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202 (Directions below)

OPTIONAL LUNCH AND MEETING TO FOLLOW, AT LOCAL RESTAURANT TBD

In 1827, a murder occurred at Albany’s Cherry Hill Farm, home of the Van Rensselaer family. The crime aroused tremendous interest, and the trial culminated in the last public hanging in Albany. The apparent crime of passion uncovered simmering issues of the day, including women’s roles and legal rights, social class, punishment and the law, and slavery in New York. Hear the words of those involved in the crime and decide whom you think was guilty or innocent.

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