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Old Weird America: The Collyer Brothers

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult


Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores “Old Weird America,” to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history.


The Collyer Brothers, America’s Most Notorious Hoarders

In 1947, two notoriously reclusive brothers were found dead in their NYC mansion under 140 TONS of trash. What led the once productive and respected pair to make lurid headlines with their strange lives and pathetic deaths?