Davidson Historical Society will offer a lecture called “Murder on South Street” this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3pm, at Summit Coffee in downtown Davidson.
Co-hosted with Davidson Parks & Recreation, it’s the story of the 1914 murder that shocked Mecklenburg County.
In February 1914, citizens throughout Mecklenburg County were shocked at news of a murder on South Street in Davidson. Monroe Jetton, the town druggist, was accused of shooting his friend, Dr. W.H. Wooten, “in a fit of jealousy” over the doctor’s alleged relationship with Mr. Jetton’s wife, or, as news accounts later described her, his “bride of one year.” The “distressing affair” was front-page news in the Charlotte Observer and the subject of whispering in town for decades. DavidsonNews.net editor David Boraks been researching the case and will tell the story and talk about buildings in town connected to the case, all of which remain. Sponsored by Davidson Historical Society.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 10
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Summit Coffee Shop, 128 S. Main St., Davidson
Advance registration is requested, since seating is limited. Register online at www.d-Recs.org or call the Parks & Recreation office at 704-892-3349.
Meanwhile, here’s another Davidson Parks & Rec event in the works for March:
MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Mystery Dinner Theater comes to Davidson! Are you looking for a good time that requires a bit of investigative inquiry and an appetite? Then you’ll need to join the Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation department, About Town Tours and Armin’s Catering as they put on Mystery Dinner Theater “Murder Most Green” at the historic Beaver Dam House. Enjoy delicious appetizers, dinner buffet and dessert while being entertained by the mystery dinner theater performance.
“Murder Most Green” is a special St. Patrick’s Day murder mystery, set in the City of Blarney. You are invited to a party to honor Patrick Flaherty, owner of Flaherty’s True Green Plant Nursery. Flaherty died the last night after a get-together that celebrated the nursery’s centennial year. Instead of having a party, you will be attending his wake. You’re invited to become investigators and help the Detective figure out “WHODUNIT!”
Menu includes: Deliciously prepared hor d’oevres, corned beef, parsley potatoes, green beans and desert. Cash bar available.
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $68 per person – fee includes: dinner theater, dinner, and gratuity
Non-Resident Fee: $73 per person – fee includes: dinner theater, dinner, and gratuity
Registration deadline: March 1
Location: Historic Beaver Dam House, 19600 Davidson Concord Road
Register online at www.d-Recs.org or call the Parks & Recreation office at 704-892-3349.