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Orange County Historical Society meetings are usually held on the last Monday of the month (No meetings are held in February or December; the annual meeting is held on the 3rd Sunday in January and the "May" meeting is held the first Monday in June to avoid Memorial Day. Winter, Spring, and Fall meetings are usually held at our Research Center and are open to the general public. Summer picnic meetings are usually held at various historic sites around the county and are usually only open to members and their guests.
will present his program on
MONDAY, APRIL THE 24TH AT 7:00 PM
The trial and execution of Eve, the slave woman convicted of poisoning her owner, is a notorious part of Orange County's history. Convicted of the death of Peter Montague in 1745, Eve suffered the statutory penalty off "petit treason" (the rebellion of a servant against her master): burning at the stake. In his 1907 history of Orange County, W. W. Scott termed the case "the most sensational item in all the (county) records." Join us on April 24th as Terry Barkley, author of the book Eve's Wail, presents the history and context of the case. His program will include related aspects of laws and criminal punishments of the era, and the story of his research into the case and his search for the site of the executiion.
Stay Tuned for further information on the other informative programs scheduled for the coming year. And don't forget it isn't that long until we will be back having our summer picnics again!!!