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History Lecture - Saving Sin City

This event requires registration, see below

when:
  • Wed, Jul 11, 2018 12:00 PM
where:
Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton
details:
In 1906, in the Roof Garden Theater of Madison Square Garden, Harry K. Thaw, the unbalanced heir to a Pittsburgh fortune, murdered the celebrated architect Stanford White before scores of horrified witnesses. District Attorney William Travers Jerome initially dismissed the murder as just another jealousy killing in a city with too much respect for money and not enough for the law. Jerome, a charismatic crusading reformer who was nearly as famous as White at the time, soon recognized that the sordid love triangle linking the murderer, his victim, and the beautiful showgirl Evelyn Nesbit made this no ordinary crime, and he vowed to prove in the courtroom that no man, no matter how rich, could avoid justice. Author Mary Cummings will discuss the crime, the trial, and the temper of the times, when New York City was crawling with colorful crooks, corrupt politicians, and licentious grandees, and when the gap between the rich and the poor was wide and growing — a time, in this respect, not unlike our own. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
contact information:
registration information:
Registration: Fri, May 18, 2018 to Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Phone: 631 283-0774
URL: http://www.myrml.org

Free Admission TO REGISTER: Register at www.myrml.org or (631) 283-0774 x 523.