Events & News

Preservation She Wrote

April 19, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Professor Thom's

Insensitive development projects! State historical associations! Eighteenth-century skeletons! Murder! America’s favorite amateur detective Jessica Fletcher takes on a mystery involving preservation when an old skeleton with a skull wound is found on Cabot Cove’s bird sanctuary, bringing redevelopment plans to an abrupt halt. Furious investors, court-ordered injunctions, environmentalists, false identities, the FBI? Things are sure to get interesting in the second installation of the New York Preservation Archive Project’s and the Historic District Council’s Preservation She Wrote screening series, a viewing of “Joshua Peabody Died Here…Possibly,” from the cult television series Murder, She Wrote.

Following the screening, special guest critics will be on hand to discuss the changing public image of preservation, and how the portrayal of the field in the mid-1980s compares to today’s perception and reality. Convened by Susan De Vries, Archive Project board member (and Murder, She Wrote aficionado), critique and commentary will be provided by experts in the field.

Professor Thom's
219 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Above: Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote; Courtesy of CBS