As part of the commemoration of the Carnegie Library’s 100 years in Phoenix, the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records has put together a monthly lunchtime speaker series on topics relating to the library and to the history of Phoenix and Arizona. All presentations will last from Noon to 1 p.m., are free and are open to the public. Here is the remaining event of 2008:
Thursday, December 11: Dr. Paul Hietter, “To Encourage the Preservation and Sanctity of Marriage: Victorian Attitudes in Arizona Territory.” This presentation describes the prosecution of Frank Kibbey, who murdered W. Wood Porter for having an affair with his wife. The ensuing behavior of Arizona residents showed their acceptance of late Victorian-era attitudes, despite geographic isolation from the East.
The Carnegie Center is located at 1101 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Parking is free or if your downtown you can take the DASH. For more information contact Sarah Weber at 602-926-3368 or by e-mail.