Nov
8
Thu
Community Museum Meeting – Zach Zacharias of the Museum of Arts and Sciences
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Museum Meeting 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zach Zacharias of the Museum of Arts and Sciences presents “Florida History Through the Amazing Illustrations of Harper’s Weekly”
Jan
10
Thu
Community Museum Meeting @ The New Smyrna Museum of History
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Museum Meeting @ The New Smyrna Museum of History

Featuring author Andrew Fink will talk about his book “Murder on the Florida Frontier“.

Murder on the Florida Frontier: The True Story behind Sanford’s Headless Miser Legend

Excerpt from the book: Archie Newton stepped off the river steamer in 1880 with a letter of introduction and a secret. Seeking refuge, the young Newton hoped for a new life on the Florida frontier. Samuel McMillan was a miserly Sanford bachelor who carried large sums of “greenbacks” and trusted no one. The ambitious Newton had his eye on purchasing McMillan’s profitable orange grove. But on his way back from Newton’s home one evening, McMillan disappeared, and he wasn’t seen again until his headless, mutilated corpse was pulled from a nearby lake. Newton’s trial was sensational and the evidence gruesome, and local legends grew of a headless ghost rising from the lake. Author Andrew Fink chronicles the twists and turns of this shocking story.

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