“The Tar and Feather Incident”

The public is cordially invited to attend the Sippican Historical Society’s special lecture presentation: The Tar and Feather Incident. To be held on Thursday, October 25 at the Marion Music Hall at 7:00 pm, the presentation will feature a lecture and PowerPoint by Pete Smith, local historian and Curator of the Sippican Historical Society.

While Marion is often perceived as a quaint, sleepy town marked by low crime and high civility, this was not always the case. In the fall of 1902, Marion was thrust into the national – even international – spotlight, as an ugly case of mob force, subjective morality and vigilante justice went to trial. Mr. Smith’s presentation will explore this little-known event that threatened to severely tarnish the Golden Age of Marion.

The Marion Music Hall is located at 164 Front Street. Ample parking is available across the street at Island Wharf. The presentation is offered free of charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please call the SHS at 508-748-1116.

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