The Wickham Murders: What happened in Cutchogue in June of 1854

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The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, a non-profit organization on the North Fork, will present a lecture on Sunday, March 29 about the Wickham murders.

One morning in June of 1854, the quiet farming community of Cutchogue awoke to find out that a horrifying tragedy had happened within the borders of their peaceful hamlet. The double murder of Frances and James Wickham not only shocked and horrified the local community, but also reverberated throughout the northeast of the United States. Come join Amy Folk, Southold Town Historian, and learn what happened in Cutchogue in June of 1854.

The event will take place at the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library’s Community Room from 2 to 3:30pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit You may also email for more information at

The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Cutchogue and New Suffolk, LI. It maintains the Cutchogue Village Green and Old Burying Ground as a living memorial to the original founders and all residents of Cutchogue and New Suffolk.



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