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. This program is only available as an in-person presentation. 

Event Details

When:

Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:15pm

Where:

Brentwood Historical Society Museum
140 Crawley Falls Road
Brentwood NH 03833

Hosted By:

Brentwood Historical Society

Contact Info:

Linda Rousseau
603-379-1568