Murder case opens
Cabin Fever series

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — Sunday "Chester Gillette: The Adirondacks’ Most Famous Murder Case" opens the Cabin Fever Sunday series in the Adirondack Museum auditorium.

The 1:30 p.m. program is $5 or free to museum members or children of elementary school age and younger. The Museum Store and Visitor Center will be open from noon to 4 p.m. For information, call (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit

It’s the stuff movies are made of — a secret relationship, a pregnancy and a murder. Over a century after it happened in Big Moose Lake, the Chester Gillette murder case of 1906 is the murder that will never die. The murder of Grace Brown and the case following was the subject of Theodore Dreiser’s 1925 book An American Tragedy, and the Hollywood movie "A Place in the Sun."

The story continues to be told with a 1999 Opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in a 2011 documentary "North Woods Elegy."

Craig Brandon,author of Murder in the Adirondacks, will present and lead a discussion.

Craig Brandon is a national award-winning author of six books of popular history and public affairs and a former award-winning reporter. He resides in Keene, N.H. For more information, visit

Cabin Fever Sunday programs are sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, and the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park:

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