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Coffee and a Good Book: Murder on Long Island

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Hallock State Park Preserve

6062 Sound Avenue

Riverhead, NY 11901

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March 10 (1pm to 3pm): Murder on Long Island: A 19th Century Tale of Tragedy & Revenge. Presenter, Amy Folk In the mid-nineteenth century, James Wickham was a wealthy farmer with a large estate in Cutchogue, Long Island. His extensive property included a mansion and eighty acres of farmland that were maintained by a staff of servants. In 1854, Wickham got into an argument with one of his workers, Nicholas Behan, after Behan harassed another employee who refused to marry him. Several days after Behan's dismissal, he crept back into the house in the dead of night. With an axe, he butchered Wickham and his wife, Frances, and fled to a nearby swamp. Behan was captured, tried, convicted and, on December 15, became one of the last people to be hanged in Suffolk County. Local historians, Amy Folk, will uncover this gruesome story of revenge and murder.

Reservations are requested. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online. Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets at the door may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $15 each or two tickets for $25. Space is limited.

Venue Information: All lectures will take place in the new Hallock State Park visitors center located next to the Hallockville Museum Farm campus. The address is 6062 Sound Avenue.

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