NEW MILFORD — The New Milford Historical Society and Museum will host an exhibit titled Florence Maybrick: The Mystery of the Dress. Artifacts from the museum’s Maybrick collection will be displayed during regular hours, September 27 through November 8 at 6 Aspetuck Ave.
Local author Ron Suresha will offer a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 26, on the “Cat Woman of Gaylordsville” and her Victorian murder scandal to kick off the exhibit.
Florence Chandler Maybrick was an Englishwoman who was tried, convicted and imprisoned for 15 years for the alleged late-19th-century murder of her rich and much older husband. She then came to the U.S. to escape her notoriety.
She eventually settled in Gaylordsville near South Kent School and nurtured a large family of cats. She died in 1941, leaving local residents with many questions about her life.
Those seeking further information may call 860-354-3069 or visit www.nmhistorical.org.