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.
Fans and creators of the mystery, detective and crime genres: Join Mavens of Mayhem at the East Greenbush Community Library for an afternoon of enlightening talk about the craft.
1:45-4:15 Refreshments, Mavens of Mayhem member book sale
2:15-3:00 “Bringing out the Mystery Within”
Panel discussion and audience Q & A, featuring
Published authors Robert Knightly, Carol Pouliot, Kate Laity, and Frankie Bailey. Moderated by Michael Catoggio, mystery researcher and reference librarian
3:00-3:15 Stretch and Schmooze
Finding My Next Great Read — Laurie Dreyer and Rhonda Rosenheck
Squeezing the Book In — K.A. Laity
When I Die, Clear my Browser History (Research for Mystery/Crime Writers) — Michael Catoggio
Michael Catoggio conducts research for mystery writers and others, a fun and natural outcome of his long career as a research librarian. He also teaches many popular writing and research workshops.
Laurie Dreyer is Adult Programming Librarian at the East Greenbush Community Library. Rhonda Rosenheck is Mavens of Mayhem treasurer, a published author of poetry and humor, and a voracious reader of detective fiction.
This confab is cohosted by the EGCL (eastgreenbushlibrary.org) and Mavens of Mayhem (upperhudsonsinc.com), Sisters in Crime’s Upper Hudson chapter. The Mavens meet monthly and welcome writers and readers.
• NOTE: The Steering Committee Meeting will meet at the Village Butcher at 9:15 AM. We have a number of important Chapter issues to discuss.
The February meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on February 18th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.
Our speaker is Officer Brett McLaughlin of the NYS University Police at U/Albany. His topics will cover personal safety, 911 calls and risk reduction.
If you are considering using a disappearance as a launching pad for your next mystery story then you’ll want to hear Officer Brett McLaughlin give authentic details about these important issues His talk will outline how to make 911 call and cover the real steps to take when someone’s life is at risk.
Learn the most important action or actions to take when you discover the child you left in the car for just a second is missing, or your elderly father stricken with Alzheimer’s has disappeared for hours, or your girl friend who went jogging this morning has not returned. Is it true that the first 48 hours are the most crucial?
Bring in your best mystery scenarios with all your questions on how to set up a valid and accurate depiction of the real thing. Why spend hours on Google researching various possible situations when you can ask an experienced authority.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Special Program at the Main Central Library:
5 Easy Pieces: Mystery Writing Workshop
Saturday, Feb 25 | 10:30-11:45 AM
Maven, Mystery Writer & Author M.E.Kemp talks about the five components of writing a mystery, whether fiction or nonfiction. If you think in terms of these components writing a mystery becomes much easier. Bring paper and pen for notes.
The author’s books will be available for sale and signing.
Join us at Kinderhook Library Saturday March 7th at 4pm to listen to Mavens Susan Sundwall and Donna Lagone read from their work. Directions:
From the south
Take Route 9 north to the center of Kinderhook Village. Just before the main intersection, bear right at the village green onto Hudson Street (County Route 21). The library is on the right at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.
Alternatively, take Route 9H north. At the Elks Lodge, exit 9H to County Route 21. Take a right onto County Route 21 which becomes Hudson Street as you cross the bridge over Kinderhook Creek and enter the village. The library is on the left at the corner of Hudson and Syvester Streets.
From the north
Take Route 9 south the the center of Kinderhook Village. Turn left at the main intersection onto Hudson Street (County Route 21). The library is on the right at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.
Alternatively, take Route 9H south and exit at the County Route 21 exit. Take a right onto County Route 21 which becomes Hudson Street as you enter the village. The library is on the left at the corner of Hudson and Sylvester Streets.