Zimmerman Center Lecture - Murder at Accomac

Event Details

Apr 12

Like old times, the Zimmerman Center's Lecture Series is back!

April 12, 2023, at 6:30pm

Michael Maloney, Local Historian

On Memorial Day 1881, the tranquil morning silence along the river at Accomac was shattered by the sound of gunshots, and in an instant Emily Myers lay dead at the hand of John Coyle, Jr. Although his guilt was never in question, he claimed his love for Emily, and her continual rejections, had driven him insane.

Join us as local historian and author Michael Maloney shares the details of this real-life story he uncovered for his book Across the River: Murder at Accomac. More than recounting the murder and subsequent trial, Michael’s presentation will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of Accomac, Coyle’s Ferry, and the town of Marietta.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://susqnha.org/events/ or ordered by phone at 717-252-0229 ext. 101.

Zimmerman Center Lecture - Murder at Accomac

LOCATION: Zimmerman Center for Heritage

ADDRESS: 1706 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville, PA 17368

  • CONTACT: 717-252-0229 x 109
  • COST: $10