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Curators At Home: True Crime with Andrew Talkov

Andrew Talkov

"True Crime: Sex, Murder, and the Trial of Thomas Cluverius"

This program from May 29, 2020, is part of our Curators At Home Series taped by curatorial staff members from their own homes as they worked remotely in response to COVID-19. 

In 1885 the lifeless body of 23-year-old Fanny Madison, an unwed teacher from Bath, Virginia, was found floating in Richmond’s Old Reservoir. Although authorities believed she committed suicide, evidence at the scene suggested Madison may have been murdered. Police arrested Madison’s cousin, attorney Thomas J. Cluverius, and the trial captured the nation’s attention. Was Madison guilty or innocent?

Presented by Andrew Talkov, Sr. Director of Curatorial Affairs



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