121 years ago in August of 1898 two women of Dover were murdered by a poisoned box of candy sent through the mail. These notorious murders were the first murders by US Mail. The trial of the poisoner, a California woman, was covered on the front page of newspapers all across America.
This story is told by Jan Crumpley in Victorian costume. The tour consists of walking to three places within the Green and also the nearby cemetery, the distance is about a quarter mile altogether. This tour is not affiliated with the First State Heritage Park.
The site of the Saulsbury Mansion with its 40 rooms was built ca. 1792 by the Miller family and was the home of the Pennington family in the late 19th century. The story of the murders will be told here.
The Pennington plot in the Presbyterian cemetery, on Governors Avenue, to lay flowers.
Back to Parke Green Galleries/Delaware Store for refreshments.
If you go:
Meet at the Delaware Store - on the corner of South State and the Green (the old Golden Fleece site) 325 S State St - Dover 19901
2:00 p.m. August 11, 2019
Admission SIZE is $12 for Adults, $6 for children 6-18 years, smaller children are free.
For more information call the Delaware Store (302) 674-1787
**TICKETS ARE VIRTUAL, THEY WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU**