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Program Information

Program name: The Murder of Richard Jennings - NY's First Murder for Hire
Program category: History
Program length: 60 - 90 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 10 - 100 +
Program description: Worden presents a dynamic Powerpoint presentation based on his true historical crime book about the first murder for hire in NY. This 1818 crime and subsequent trial in Orange County, NY, dragged many prominent families into the conspiracy, and four men were sentenced to die on the gallows. Which of them were spared the gallows and which of them were hanged before a crowd of 20,000! And how did one of the murderers end up with a monument in his honor? Historical true crime in an interesting, engaging and entertaining program.
Space/special requirements: Projector and screen, laptop optional.
Travel restrictions: Winter months may require scheduling more local events
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Fees negotiable. Travel beyond a certain distance may require overnight stay or additional fees.
Other notes: I request to be able to sell copies of the book at the presentation. I generally sell them at a discounted rate.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 01/19/2014
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Michael Worden
Phone: 845-321-3833
Mailing address: 389 State Route 97 Po Box 421
Sparrowbush, NY 12780
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Middletown Thrall Library, Monroe Free Library, Orange County Historical Society, Boscobel Gardens and Mansion, Port Jervis Free Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/09/2018


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