Case Closed on the 1873 Smuttynose Ax Murders

Presenter: J. Dennis Robinson

For almost 150 years the moonlight ax murder of two Norwegian women on the rocky Isles of Shoals has haunted New England. Popular historian and lecturer J. Dennis Robinson cuts through the hoaxes, lies, rumors, and fiction surrounding the arrest, trial and execution of 28-year old Louis Wagner, who claimed his innocence to the end. If you read the bestselling novel Weight of Water or saw the Hollywood film -- that's not what happened. A longtime summer steward of Smuttynose Island, Robinson lays out the facts based on his book-length study, Mystery on the Isles of Shoals.
Event Details

When:

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 7:00pm

Where:

Lee Public Safety Complex
20 George Bennett Road
Lee NH 03861

Hosted By:

Lee Historical Society and Lee Public Library

Contact Info:

Lee Public Library
603-659-2626