The Corpse That Drove a Hearse and Other True N.E. Tales of the Macabre

Governor Sprague Mansion

Oct. 17, 7:00pm Cranston Historical Society at the Governor Sprague Mansion Museum -- General Membership Meeting -- Guest Speaker: James Ignasher – “The Corpse That Drove a Hearse & Other True N.E. Tales of the Macabre”. . . Truth can be stranger than fiction -- New England is not lacking for bizarre tales of the dead, the undead, and those somewhere in between. For instance take the departed man who ended up in control of the hearse at his own funeral. Victorians fear of a premature burial was very real -- but how many know some folks actually made a living by being buried alive? Author/historian Jim Ignasher will present strange but true tales just in time for Halloween. Mr. Ignasher is retired police officer and a RI author/historian who researches forgotten tales. Some of his books include: RI Disasters: Tales of Tragedy by Air, Sea and Rail; Remembering Smithfield: Sketches of Apple Valley. Accessible access & parking in back of Mansion. Free event.

Host your next special event, meeting ~ or tea ~ at the Governor Sprague Mansion. Call for details (401) 944-9226.

The Cranston Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit historical and education entity, located on the W3R Washington/Rochambeau National Park Service Trail