The first topic for the season is so involved Fenton Collections Manager and area historian Norman Carlson needs two sessions to deliver the entire talk. The second part will be Wednesday at noon at the Fenton History Center.
"It was a brutal double axe murder in the town of Busti in the era of Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and Lizzy Borden, the first unsolved murder in Chautauqua County history," Carlson said. "Over 40 years later, another tragic death in the neighborhood chillingly recalls the whole experience for the town in what the state police captain termed 'the most bizarre case in his career.'"
"All are welcome regardless if they attended the first session," said Joni Blackman, director of the Fenton History Center. "Everyone will be refreshed or introduced to the facts in the first few minutes of the talk."
The lecture is free, but donations are welcome. The series will take place the second Wednesday of each month April through October.
The next lecture will be on May 8 about Aaron Hall, the architect who designed and built many of Jamestown's best-known structures. Visit fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.