Date(s) - 10/06/2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join NCHGS for a tour relating tales of murder, mischief, and misadventure in the Downtown Easton Historic District!
From the time of its founding in 1752, Easton’s history is filled with dark tales of suspicious disappearances, strange coincidences, and disastrous journeys.
Journey back with us to a colonial frontier village, surrounded by dense woods and wilderness, where a small pond became the site of an act of revenge. Learn about the hanging of Charles Getter in 1833, a sight so vulgar that the governor of Pennsylvania outlawed public executions. If you’re a true crime fan, you won’t want to miss the bizarre tale of Allen Laros, who, in 1876, poisoned his entire family by putting arsenic in their coffee.
Hear the testimony of a survivor of the Alfred Thomas Steamboat Explosion, the true story of Elizabeth Morgan (the famous ghost of the Easton Public Library), and the enduring mystery of the “missingest man in America”, Judge Joseph Force Crater.
The tour route follows major roadways and crosses at designated intersections. Each tour stop is rooted in historical evidence and supported with documents, photographs, interviews, and transcripts from the NCHGS archives. Tours are held on weekend evenings during late September and October, and each tour last approximately 1.5 hours. This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old.