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Ax murder discussion
The Buxton-Hollis Historical Society program at  7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, will feature a review of a famous, unsolved New England ax murder case in 1892.

Lizzie Borden of Massachusetts was acquitted of murdering her parents.

Author Joseph Conforti, professor of American and New England Studies emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, will speak on “Reconsidering the Lizzie Borden Murder Case: The Role of Ethnicity and Gender.”

Conforti has written seven books on New England history and culture. 

The historical society will meet at its headquarters, 100 Main St., Bar Mills.