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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February Meeting: True Crime with Frankie Bailey

Sisters in Crime February Meeting
February 17, 2018
11 AM
Community Room
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

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The Hendrickson Murder Trial: A Case of Poisoning?

University at Albany School of Criminal Justice professor and mystery writer Frankie Y. Bailey presents a true crime case. In 1853, in Bethlehem, New York, John Hendrickson was accused of poisoning his young wife, Maria. Hendrickson was tried, convicted, and executed based on the testimony of expert witnesses. Bailey discusses the social and historical context and the medical jurisprudence issues raised regarding this often-cited case.

Free and open to the public. Join us for coffee and mysteries.

POISON! At Our Next Meeting

Dr. Francisco J. GomezDr. Francisco J. Gomez, M.D. F.A.H.A., F.A.H.S. will present the talk, Poison! for the Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters-in-Crime at 10:30am on Saturday, September 20 at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar. Admission is free.

Dr. Gomez practices neurology at Empire Neurology in Latham. Most recently, he was the Chief of the Division of Neurology at Ellis Medicine through the end of 2013. Board certified in Neurology and in Headache Medicine, he is also a fellow of the American Headache Society and American Heart Association. In addition, he has been named one of the “best doctors” in Central New York and in the Capital Region.

Troy Library Highlights Maven Authors

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Thanks to the hard work of June Kosier and Melissa Lagone, the Troy Library is displaying many of the books written by Mavens of Mayhem authors. Thank you!

 

Fellow Authors Chat After Mavens of Mayhem Meeting

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Mystery writer and criminal justice scholar Frankie Y. Bailey (L) poses with Denis Foley, scholar and author of Lemuel Smith: The Compulsion to Kill.

True Crime on Tap for January Meeting

The Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters in Crime (The Mavens of Mayhem) will meet on Saturday, January 18 at 10:30 am at The Bethlehem Public Library (451 Delaware Ave., Delmar). Denis Foley, scholar, author, and Delmar resident, will speak about the genre of True Crime.  HIs talk will include his research and writing about two Capital Region criminals: Lemuel Smith and “Legs” Diamond.

Dr. Foley, a scholar of anthropology, archaeology, and criminal justice, served most recently as a public anthropologist with the Lewis Henry Morgan Institute at the SUNY Institute of Technology, curating many exhibits, such as the Friends Exhibit, about the tragic 2000 Colgate accident. He is the author of  Lemuel Smith: The Compulsion to Kill and is currently working on a book about “Legs “ Diamond.

The meeting is free and open to the public.