JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – “Legs in a Barrel,” an original, murder mystery event follows an historic murder that took place in 1909 in Jonesborough 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum. Tickets are $43.
Guests check in at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum. The show begins at the museum and guests are escorted to the Eureka Inn for the rest of the mystery. The event is casual dress, but participants are more than welcome to dress in period clothing from the early 1900s.
The body of a local resident was pulled from the French Broad River, and his body was returned to his family in Jonesborough. Suspicion fell on his employee, who just happened to arrive in town the day before the victim’s funeral. The suspect stayed with the victim’s family that night, but he was missing the next morning. His legs were found sticking out of a rain barrel in Jonesborough where he’d apparently drowned sometime during the night. With the prime suspect also dead, the case was closed and ruled a murder/suicide. But was the case really so open and shut? What about the other suspects? What about the money the first victim was supposed to have had on him at the time of his death? Who killed whom?
Guests put detective skills to use in this 90-minute, interactive show that introduces participants to all the suspects and the clues as they try to find the truth. This show includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages. This event is a fundraiser for the Heritage Alliance in support of its educational programs and museums.
To purchase tickets, contact the Historic Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 423-753-1010 or visit www.townofjonesborough.thundertix.com/events.
About The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423-753-9580, or contact the organization via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can also be found online at www.heritageall.org/.
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