East Amwell historian Jim Davidson returns to Hopewell on Wednesday, Sept. 5 to continue his lecture series about events connected with the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Davidson, a Lindbergh enthusiast and memorabilia collector, is a frequent speaker on everything Lindbergh related. His talk will be held at the Hopewell Theater at 7 p.m. as part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out series.
Davidson will cover topics such as the first weekend of the trial when 50,000 people descended on Flemington and trashed the courthouse; the movie stars and radio personalities who were there; and Nellie’s Bar at the Union Hotel. Growing up in Flemington, Davidson knew many people associated with the case. Co-author of the book New Jersey Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial, he will attempt to talk about all the crazy things that occurred in and out of the courtroom over the five months that Hauptmann was in the Flemington jail.
The Hopewell Theater is at 5 S. Greenwood Ave. in Hopewell Borough. The Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out lecture series is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Speakers include local authors, environmentalists, artists, and experts. All library talks are free and open to the public.