Library EventCANCELLED--Weber Days History Walks: The Lizzie Hess Murder

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

05/18/2019 6:00pm 05/18/2019 8:00pm CANCELLED--Weber Days History Walks: The Lizzie Hess Murder THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED We hope to host this event at a later date, and will promote it at that time. Presenter: Candice Smith Join us for a walk that recounts a historical murder! On November 5, 1881, Iowa City was rocked by the news that Lizzie Hess had been brutally murdered. Newspapers from the time tell of a short troubled marriage to a scheming, money-hungry husband that ended in tragedy. They also detailed the movements the murderer took on that day. Join ICPL librarians and follow in those footsteps, along the way learning about some of the architecture and changing nature of downtown Iowa City, some of the citizens who lived and worked here, and a bit about the social issues of the time. We'll also learn about library resources that helped to recreate the path of the murderer, and to gain a fuller understanding of Lizzie's story. Meet outside of the Library, at the Linn St. entrance. The walk should take 1-1.5 hours, and will be about 1 mile. Registration is required. This program is part of ICPL's Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

We hope to host this event at a later date, and will promote it at that time.

Presenter: Candice Smith

Join us for a walk that recounts a historical murder!

On November 5, 1881, Iowa City was rocked by the news that Lizzie Hess had been brutally murdered. Newspapers from the time tell of a short troubled marriage to a scheming, money-hungry husband that ended in tragedy. They also detailed the movements the murderer took on that day. Join ICPL librarians and follow in those footsteps, along the way learning about some of the architecture and changing nature of downtown Iowa City, some of the citizens who lived and worked here, and a bit about the social issues of the time. We'll also learn about library resources that helped to recreate the path of the murderer, and to gain a fuller understanding of Lizzie's story.

Meet outside of the Library, at the Linn St. entrance. The walk should take 1-1.5 hours, and will be about 1 mile.

Registration is required.

This program is part of ICPL's Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.