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True Crime Comes to Rye!

Reading & Discussion Series co-hosted and presented by the Rye Historical Society & the Rye Free Reading Room. Venue alternates between the Square House Museum and the RFRR.

Delve into the history and literature of American crime with this 5-part series, underwritten by a grant from Humanities New York.


October 6th: Compulsion by Meyer Levin @ RFRR

November 3rd: Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime That Changed America by Kevin Cook @ Square House Museum

November 17th: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

December 8th: Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Bloom @ Square House Museum

December 15th: Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With Murder by James B. Stewart

Earlier Event: July 9
Hands-On-History Summer Camp
Later Event: October 10
Rye Artisan Market