Tim Weed Presents: Thunderbolt, A True History of a Scottish Highwayman in 19th Century Vermont
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thunderbolt: A True History of a Scottish Highwayman in 19th Century Vermont
Weeks before his execution for highway robbery in 1821, a young immigrant wrote a confession detailing a series of robberies he’d undertaken in the company of a notorious Scottish outlaw known as “Captain Thunderbolt.”
Soon afterwards, a Scotsman calling himself Dr. John Wilson emerged as a leading citizen of the Brattleboro area, and the suspicion arose—published in a pamphlet that became a national bestseller—that Wilson was none other than Captain Thunderbolt.
Snow date: Thursday, Jan 23rd at 7pm.
Presented in Partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council.