Sunday, September 17   3:00 pm   Author Event with Sharyn McCrumb   The Unquiet Grave
The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned slaves; and the mother of the murdered woman, who doggedly sticks to her ghost story--all seen through the eyes of a young black lawyer on the cusp of a new century, with his own tragedies yet to come. The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket for two reserved seats is available with the advance purchase of the book.
Event Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 15:00
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