Boston Strangler at the Red Dragon Canoe Club April 20

You’re thinking, Ewww!

But not really – it’s just a free lecture about him, an Open House of the historic Shipman Mansion, and dessert. BONUS!

So, yeah, it’s history, albeit history of a scary time.

For a generation that lived during the 1960s, it brings back the lurid headlines, images of famous attorney F. Lee Bailey defending him in court, and perhaps even a memory of seeing the 1968 scary movie, The Boston Strangler, with Tony Curtis as the defendant, Albert DeSalvo, and Henry Fonda and George Kennedy as the homicide detectives who apprehend him. See  the RDCC’s publicity pitch to learn of the accused’s local connection.

We pass along this announcement from Norma Carter and our buds at the RDCC about a lecture WHO REALLY WAS THE BOSTON STRANGLER?  – JMc

The Shipman Mansion at Red Dragon Canoe Club is hosting another lecture on April 20 on the Boston Strangler.  Melissa Bozarth from the Mt. Holly Prison Museum will be the presenter.  She gave a lecture last year on Charles Lindbergh that was excellent so we have great expectations for this lecture.

An exciting addition to this event! An Open House and tour of the Shipman Manion has been added at 6:00 PM. The program will begin at 7:00 PM. All FREE and open to the public. A great way to learn more about the Red Drgaon Canoe Club, the Shipman Mansion and the work of the Shipman Mansion Foundation.

Albert DeSalvoA special presentation by Melissa Bozarth
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7 pm

The man convicted for the crimes of the Boston Strangler was Albert DeSalvo, and he was the most notorious inmate ever to call the Burlington County Prison in Mount Holly his home. Learn about DeSalvo’s early life, his arrests, his incarcerations and the aftermath of his later crimes and trials.

Admission is free and desserts will be provided.
All are welcome.
Location:  The Shipman Mansion at Red Dragon Canoe Club; 221 Edgewater Avenue, Edgewater Park
Tour of the Mansion available at 6 pm.
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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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