The Tale of Bathsheba Spooner: America’s First Murder for Hire

10347565_628271833924755_5563485269246648567_nOn Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30 pm, The Auburn Woman’s club will be inviting you to join them as they unveil a mesmerizing story from the past. The story of Bathsheba Spooner is one that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat, sending shivers down your spine, and hanging on to every last word as the President of the Auburn Historical Society, Sari Bitticks narrates the fateful account. Now, I don’t want to give away the plot, as this is an experience you must encounter at the event. But, I can tell you that on the fateful day of July 2, 1778, Bathsheba was the first woman to be hung by Americans. Her tragic death was tied to the conspiracy of the death of her arranged husband and wealthy farmer Joshua Spooner. His murder may or may not have been plotted with the suspicion of an alleged love affair. Enjoy some desserts and coffee that will be served and a 50/50 raffle as the story unwinds before you. The riveting tale will be told at the First Congregational Church on 128 Central St. Auburn and admission is FREE. Not only is this an event that you absolutely must see, but you will also feel good about going to, as any donations will go towards the Auburn Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. Make sure to grab a seat for you and your friends before 7:30, as I am sure the event will definitely be something to remember!

Written by Amber Daigneault

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