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Saturday 10/15/ 2017
2:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.

Carriage House
@ Physick Estage

1048 Washington St.,
Cape May, NJ  08024

Lizzie, Borden, Reenactor
Kate as Lizzie at Historic Collingswood Knight House
Historic Knight House

Typhoid Mary:  Dinner is Served!

October, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ

(856) 234-7319

Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ 


From the new Notorious Women of History Series, Sunday school teacher and early suffragette, Lizzie Borden, accused and acquitted in the axe murders of her father and step mother, tells her fascinating story from her own point of view.

It is the staid Victorian Era of the 1890s when women did not have the right to vote nor were they believed to have been cunning enough to devise, let alone carry out such heinous acts of crime.

Was Lizzie really innocent of a crime that happened over a century ago? Did she have prior knowledge that her wealthy father, Andrew Borden, would come to a violent end in the family home on 2nd Street in the now infamous city of Fall River, Massachusetts? Did she despise her step mother, Abigail Borden, so intensely as to swing the axe that nearly beheaded the woman as she smoothed the wrinkles of a guestroom bedspread?

Doomed to walk the earth revealing the truth of her part in the mystery, Lizzie recounts her girlhood days and events leading up to the murders of Mr. and Mrs. Borden, the fateful day of August 4th, her Trial of the Century that ultimately concluded in her acquittal.

Lecturer and Living History Reenactor, Kate Butler, reprises the role of Lizzie Borden in a thrilling one woman performance which emphasizes little known 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
She's Here! 

Typhoid Mary:  "Dinner is Served!"