It’s been quite a month for Lizzie Borden doings! August 4th brought the usual re-enactments at the Borden house on Second Street with the Pear Essential Players. With a record attendance and largest cast ever, the little troupe was treated afterward to a tour of Maplecroft . August 21-22 saw the return of Jill Dalton’s Lizzie Borden Live at the renovated Eagle on North Main Street with the Mutton Eaters in attendance. Lizzie has been much in the news and on television this month as word of the patent on Lizzie Borden merchandise was acclaimed in newspapers yesterday. Donald Woods, owner of the bed and breakfast has obtained a national patent protection for all items other than books and publications to use the words “Lizzie Borden” on mugs, tee shirts, key chains, and other gift shop items.
A new fiction book is out and available for sale at the historical society in Fall River. Written by a local author, it has the confession of Emma Borden as the doer of the foul deeds who comes to the writer in a dream. The Fall River Historical Society has revamped their website to include some preview tidbits of the long-awaited book Parallel Lives which will be coming out in several months. All in all it was quite a month for Lizzie.
September brings a re-enactment of the New Bedford trial of June, 1893 at the courthouse on County Street as part of the Bristol County Superior Court anniversary year events. Fans and scholars of the Borden case have had a good summer with much to look forward to!