Date & Time
Thurs, Oct. 28th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet hosts author Amy Folk and her presentation on her book "Murder on Long Island". In 1854 Cutchogue a local farmer and his wife - James and Frances Wickham - were found murdered in their home, butchered with on ax. Blame for the murder fell on one of their farm hands, Irish immigrant Nicholas Behan, who had been fired. The murder not only shocked and horrified the local community but also throughout the northeast of the US. Details were eventually forgotten. Come learn what really happened in Cutchogue in 1854!
The program will be held at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave, 7-9 pm and is free and open to the public. For more info, www.isliphamlethistory.org, 631-559-2915. As COVID protocols are changing check library's website for requirements (www.isliplibrary.org).