Dallas Historical Society presents Brown Bag Lecture: Lora-Marie Bernard

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Brown Bag Lecture: Lora-Marie Bernard
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After Monroe Edwards died in Sing Sing prison in 1847, penny dreadfuls memorialized him as the most celebrated American forger until the turn of the century. With a bizarre biography too complicated for easy history, his critical contributions to Texas settlement, revolution and annexation were inextricably mired in his activities as a slave smuggler and confidence man. Author Lora-Marie Bernard unravels the unbelievable story of one of the most notorious criminal adventurers ever to set foot on the soil of the Lone Star State.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own “brown bag” lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

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Hall of State at Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

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Admission is free.