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1929 Prohibition Era Whodunit at MHS

Friday, February 24, 2017/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-1645  Release: Receipt

 

COLD CASE 1929 HELENA MURDER TOPIC OF MHS MARCH LECTURE SERIES

                A real life whodunit involving the 1929 killing of a Helena woman is the topic of the Friends of the Montana Historical Society March Lecture Series Wednesday (March 8) at noon in the MHS auditorium.

                Terri Atwood, curator of the Jefferson County Museum will present “Prohibition, Prostitution, and Murder in Helena” as part of the brown bag luncheon series.

                Prohibition was causing an epidemic of organized crime across the nation when in 1929 a young woman named Bobby Kelly was killed on South Main Street in Helena. Her business partner was shot three times in the face and lived to name the alleged killer.

                The Townsend man she identified as the killer was later acquitted and the case was closed.

Atwood has researched the case and found a possible answer she will explain during her talk.

                Tickets for the event are $5 at the door, but with the audience limited to 50 people it is recommended you call 406-444-9553 to reserve a spot. All proceeds benefit projects at the Montana Historical Society.

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