Brunch Speaker Series

Crime and Punishment: The History of Criminal Justice on Delmarva – Sunday, November 12th, 10:00 am in the CBS Social Hall – This slide-illustrated lecture offers an intriguing look at the evolution of crime, punishment, and police work in Delaware from the colonial era to the mid-twentieth century. This fast-paced talk examines old county jails, headline-grabbing criminal escapades of long ago, discontinued methods of punishment, and unheralded peace officers. Topics may include the whipping post, hangings, and lynchings. The goal of the program is to look at how crime and policing methods have changed by using many little-known stories of this often unexplored aspect of history. To RSVP or buy non-member tickets click here.