Author Michael Keene, of Pittsford, will visit Historic Palmyra from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St. Palmyra.
Keene’s books include “Vietnam Reflection: The Untold Story of the Holley Boys”; “Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th-Century New York”; “FolkLore and Legends of Rochester: The Mystery of Hoodoo Corner and Other Tales”; “Murder, Mayhem and Madness: 150 Years of Crime and Punishment in Western New York”; “Abandoned: The Untold Story of Orphan Asylums”; “Question of Sanity” The True Story of Female Serial Killers in 19th Century New York”; and “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America.”
He has designed and directed three documentary films on the Fox sisters and Rochester legends, such as the William Morgan incident.
Keene will answer questions; share the area’s histories and mysteries; and give insight into the untold story of a local town that suffered great loss during the Vietnam War. Books will be on sale for Keene to sign.
Refreshments will be served at the free event.
Historic Palmyra hosts free programs the third Thursdays of the month. Upcoming events include Tracy Murphy, curator and custodian of the Fox sisters’ Hydesville site and birthplace of modern spiritualism March 16. Christopher DiCesare will share his experience April 20 at SUNY Geneseo where he survived a terrifying haunt in Erie Hall.
For information, call 315-597-6981 or visit historicpalmyrany.com.