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Zimmerman Center Lecture - Murder at Accomac

1706 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville, PA 17368

April 12, 2023


6:30-8:30 p.m.


Presented by: Zimmerman Center for Heritage -- Susquehanna National Heritage Area

Location: Zimmerman Center for Heritage -- Susquehanna National Heritage Area


Like old times, the Zimmerman Center's Lecture Series is back, featuring Michael Maloney, Local Historian!

On Memorial Day 1881, the tranquil morning silence along the river at Accomac was shattered by the sound of gunshots, and in an instant, Emily Myers lay dead at the hand of John Coyle, Jr. Although his guilt was never in question, he claimed his love for Emily, and her continual rejections, had driven him insane.

Join us as local historian and author Michael Maloney shares the details of this real-life story he uncovered for his book Across the River: Murder at Accomac. More than recounting the murder and subsequent trial, Michael’s presentation will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of Accomac, Coyle’s Ferry, and the town of Marietta.

Tickets are $10 per person. Advance registration required! Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at or ordered by phone at 717-252-0229 ext. 101.

This lecture is limited to 30 guests, so get your tickets before they are gone!

Please call Susquehanna National Heritage Area visitor information at 717-252-0229, extension 101.