Notorious Women of History ...

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Lizzie, Borden, Reenactor
Kate as Lizzie at Historic Collingswood Knight House
Historic Knight House
Next Public Performance
to be Announced!

Lizzie, Mary & the Bride are frequent guests at Historic Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ


From the Notorious Women of History program, Sunday school teacher and early suffragette, Lizzie Borden, was accused and acquitted in the brutal ax murders of her father and step-mother.

It is the staid Victorian era of the 1890s when women did not have the vote nor was the fairer sex believed cunning enough to devise, and too delicate to carry out, such heinous acts.

Was Lizzie really innocent of crimes that happened over a century ago?  Did she have prior knowledge that her wealthy father and founder of Fall River, Andrew Borden, would meet a violent end in the family's 2nd Street home? 

Did Lizzie despise her step-mother, Abigail Borden, so intensely as to swing the ax that nearly beheaded the hapless woman as she smoothed a wrinkle from a guestroom bedspread?

Doomed to walk the earth revealing the truth of her part in the mayhem, Lizzie recounts her girlhood days and events leading up to the murders of her parents on that sweltering August morning.   She concludes with details of her
Trial of the Century
and ultimate acquittal.

Professional Speaker and Living History Reenactor, Kate Butler reprises the role of Lizzie Borden in a thrilling one woman performance that reveals surprising facts of the case as well as Ms. Borden's psychological state of mind.  Kate portrays a complex woman who vacillates between child-like innocence and descent into the madness of her own greed and desire for revenge.

Lizzie Borden & Women of Temperence
Young Lizzie with Mother Sarah
Abby Borden
Andrew Borden
Emma Borden
Childhood Home Fall River, MASS
What yah starin' at yah bloody git??!!

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