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Old Weird America: The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing

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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 Girl on the Red Velvet Swing:
Evelyn Nesbit and the 1906 “Crime of the Century”

When innocent 16-year-old  Gibson Girl model Evelyn Nesbit met 47-year-old architect Stanford White in turn-of the-century New York City, the stage was set for an explosive sex and murder scandal that brought America into the modern age of celebrity culture. 

Thursday, September 12
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Northside Library