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History for Lunch: Nell Cropsey

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Haunted: Jim Wilcox Remembers Nell Cropsey

Join the Museum of the Albemarle for Haunted: Jim Wilcox Remembers Nell Cropsey on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. Bring your lunch and MoA will provide tea and water as we enjoy a haunting history talk!

In William E. Dunstan’s new book, he takes readers back in time for an intimate portrait of the famous star-crossed lovers. The year 1898 finds young Jim Wilcox enjoying a privileged life in Elizabeth City, but his world blazes under a rising tide of Southern intrigue. After Jim falls in love with Nell Cropsey, a newcomer from Brooklyn, he braves the thorns of fate as her secrets shatter his heart. Then twenty-year-old Nell, who claims to be nineteen, disappears from her riverside home on a raw moonlit night in November 1901. Within days, her mysterious disappearance becomes a national sensation. Local fingers point angry fingers at Jim, but has another person cleverly covered an unthinkable sin?

William E. Dunstan brings old twisted wounds to stunning light in the pages of this nonfiction novel, accurately describing historical figures and events, but he tells the story also by imagining Jim's thoughts and conversations without altering the essential truth of the tragic story. The rich narrative shows impeccable research and unfolds with masterful intensity from its gripping beginning to haunting ending.

Museum of the Albemarle
501 S. Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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(252) 331-4054

Admission: Free Admission

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