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Maryland Mayhem: Scoundrels, Spies, and Sinners in the Free State

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Maybe you’ve heard of some of Maryland’s most notorious crimes, such as the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln or the murder of Sister Cathy, subject of the popular Netflix series, The Keepers.  But what about some of its lesser-known criminal transgressions?  And perhaps you've heard some things about the famous Alger Hiss espionage case but not that many of its scenes actually played out in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. Join Lisa Greenhouse and Caprice DiLiello, librarians from the Maryland Department at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/ State Library Resource Center, for a discussion of some of these shady characters and unfortunate episodes. You’ll hear about the only known case of burking in North America. You'll find out about a promising career in public service dashed on the rocks of family annihilation and about a nineteenth-century "friendship" gone murderously awry. 

This is part 3 of a series of programs being presented by the Pratt's Maryland Department during the month of October, titled The Dark Side of Maryland.  If this program interests you, you may wish to join us for the rest:

All programs have been recorded and are available to view  from their event listing linked above.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

Monday, October 25, 2021 at 6:00pm

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Event Type

Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

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Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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