Visit the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00pm as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by crime author and police detective Michael Worden. Worden will read from his new book The Murder of Richard Jennings: The True Story of New York’s First Murder for Hire.
Michael Worden has explored this 1818 murder in depth to reveal the complete story of the murder of an old man on a cold winter’s morning after a protracted dispute over a parcel of land. Five people would end up on trial for the crime and two were eventually hanged before a crowd of 20,000 onlookers.
Mr. Worden obtained vital source material from the Delaware County Historical Association archives which consisted of letters written by members of the Teed family. These letters helped him solve the mystery surrounding the burials of Teed and Dunning (according to legend, after they were hanged, Teed & Dunning were buried outside the walls of a local cemetery and locust stakes were driven into their graves).
A question and answer period will follow Mr. Worden’s presentation, along with a chance to purchase a signed copy of his book. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.