The Bolton Free Library to host program on Evelyn Nesbit

On Wednesday, September 23rd Betty Spinelli will present “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – Evelyn Nesbit and the scandal, murder and trial of America’s Gilded Age” at the Bolton Community Center (56 Edgecomb Pond Road) at 6:30 pm. Hosted by the Bolton Free Library, the evening will include Betty’s popular presentation, wine and refreshments.
This is a historically revealing story about American society at the turn of the century – a true story of a beautiful girl and two prominent, very extravagant men. It’s a tale of forbidden love, jealousy and mental instability that resulted in a shocking, cold-blooded murder, at a rooftop theater in New York City in front of nearly a thousand witnesses.
The trial that followed was quickly dubbed “the trial of the century” – it mesmerized the public and helped closed the curtains on America’s “Gilded Age.”

Betty Spinelli and her husband, Joe Stanek, live year-round in Diamond Point.