The Scandalous Minahan Trials Walking Tour

October 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hazelwood Historic House
1008 S. Monroe Ave
$12/Person, $10/Members
Mariah Ackermann

Join author and Brown County Historical Society Board Member, Lynda Drews, on a walk past seventeen Astor Historic District homes previously lived in by the characters who populate her turn of the twentieth-century True Crime book, The Maid and the Socialite: The Brave Women Behind the Scandalous Minahan Trials. Lynda will introduce you to two courageous women, Mary Cenefelt, an illiterate maid, and Mollie Bertles, a college-educated socialite, as well as their closet abuser, Dr. John R. Minahan, St. Vincent Hospital’s attending physician and surgeon. He and his siblings, who play major roles in this saga, lived in the Astor neighborhood as did the book’s supporting cast of attorneys, the judge, a juror, and other notable physicians.

A copy of Lynda’s book, The Maid and the Socialite can be purchased on the tour, or in advance at The Lion’s Mouth, Bosse’s News, B&N, or on Amazon. The walking tour will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.