History Talks: Ginger Pedersen on The Richard Hone Murder Case

Ginger Pedersen, PhD

The Richard Hone Murder Case

As a storm raged along the shores of Lake Worth one night in 1902, Richard Hone, a naturalized citizen from England, sat in his home south of West Palm Beach writing to a sister in England. Nearby sat Hone’s wife, reading by lamplight. Among the fits of light and cracks of thunder, the muzzle of a rifle burst through the window screen and fired, hitting Hone. Historian Ginger Pedersen, who grew up in Jupiter, will explore the mystery of this crime. In addition to a career in administration at Palm Beach State College, she co-authored Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier and Legendary Locals of West Palm Beach. Her newest book is Crime, Love, and Murder: Lena Clark, The Postmistress Killer.

History Talks are held in the historic courtroom on the third floor of the 1916 Historic Courthouse, 300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.

Free parking becomes available at 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot on 4th Street just east of Dixie Highway.

Talks begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and are followed by a book signing with authors.

Please note: This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.

The event is finished.


Jan 10 2024


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum
300 N. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL
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