Add this Event to Calendar 02/16/2021 06:00 PM 02/16/2021 07:00 PM In the Evil Day: Individuals Rights, Town Government and the Crime that Stunned the Nation


A virtual program with Richard Adams Carey. Richard is a local writer whose byline has appeared in magazines ranging from Alaska to Yankee. He is also the author of four award-winning books of literary nonfiction, including "Raven's Children: An Alaskan Culture at Twilight". A Connecticut native, Harvard graduate, and long-time New Hampshire resident, he has taught school in the Alaskan Bush, odd-jobbed on a Western ranch, worked on fishing boats, tracked caviar smugglers, served as president of the New Hampshire Writers' Project, and now teaches in Southern New Hampshire University's MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction program.

On August 19, 1997, in Colebrook, New Hampshire, a 62-year-old carpenter named Carl Drega, murdered state troopers Scott Phillips and Les Lord at a traffic stop in a supermarket parking lot.  Drega then stole a police car and drove downtown to settle some old scores. By the end of the day three others were dead, Drega among them, and four more wounded. Richard will share North Country history, speak of local governance, law enforcement, gun violence, and the human spirit.

Funding for this program is provided for through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants. 

Contact: Tricia Thomas 603-887-3428