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The Unquiet Grave (Lecture & Booksigning)
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridge burner, who nevertheless had owned slaves; and the mother of the murdered woman, who doggedly sticks to her ghost story—all seen through the eyes of a young black lawyer on the cusp of a new century, with his own tragedies yet to come.
Stay with us after the lecture to have your favorite Sharyn McCrumb title signed by the author! A selection of her works will be provided for purchase by A New Chapter Bookstore.
Tickets are $20.
Want to continue the fun? Join the guided candlelit tour of Old Stone Cemetery to visit the graves of some of the historical figures involved in the Greenbrier Ghost story, and visit the Greenbrier County Courthouse to discuss the details of the trial. **Separate ticket required.