This year the fearless Flock of intrepid Muttoneaters will be on the road in Connecticut, investigating the Amy Archer-Gilligan case. The arsenic-wielding nursing home owner who may have done away with over 40 patients was the inspiration for the play and Cary Grant film, Arsenic and Old Lace. A trip to Windsor to see the scene of the crime is on the schedule, as well as the Mark Twain house, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Gillette’s Castle, and the Goodspeed Opera House. Crime and Victoriana are on the docket for the weekend, which this year will be a first away from the usual #92 Second Street annual venue. So much crime- so little time!
The Archer-Gilligan House today shown below