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March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Author Talk: Missouri’s Murderous Matrons: Emma Heppermann and Bertha Gifford

About the Program:
The Field House Museum is pleased to welcome back Victoria Cosner to discuss one of her latest works, Missouri’s Murderous Matrons: Emma Heppermann and Bertha Gifford, a macabre tale of money, murder, and angels of mercy through the lives of two female poisoners.
This program is free with limited availability in person and on Zoom. Reservations must be made in advance at https://fieldhousemuseum.org/events/programs/, by calling the Museum at 314-421-4689, or by emailing info@fieldhousemuseum.org.

About the Speaker:
Victoria Cosner has spent the better part of thirty years poking around graveyards and digging for lost pieces of history. She is especially fond of delving into missing pieces of women’s history. She co-authored a book, Women under the Third Reich (Greenwood Publishing), and next turned her attention to the infamous Madame Lalaurie and her incredible family. It wasn’t long before another bizarre historical figure caught her attention: Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell. A longtime member of the Association for Gravestone Studies, she has worked in public history facilities for more than twenty years and has her master’s degree in American studies, specializing in cultural landscapes of garden cemeteries.

FREE – Registration required at https://fieldhousemuseum.org/events/programs/


March 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Field House Museum
634 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
(314) 421-8698
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