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Harrison Hunt on “Sherlock Holmes and the Long Island Cave Mystery” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes and the Long Island Cave Mystery

BOOK & BOTTLE with Harrison Hunt on
Sherlock Holmes and the Long Island Cave Mystery

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00 pm

In his 1911 short story “The Red Circle,” Sherlock Holmes meets a Pinkerton detective in London who hails as the “hero of the Long Island Cave Mystery.” Though for many years it was believed that no caves existed on Long Island, a researcher discovered in 2006 that there was indeed a cave mystery in 1891 in the Islip area involving theft, a planned kidnapping, and a series of underground bunkers described in period newspapers as caves. In this fascinating overview of a little-known episode in Long Island history, including illustrations of the key sites involved, local historian and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Harrison Hunt will uncover additional details about this mystery and reveal the Islip farm where the caves were located.

Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes wine & cheese and admission to current exhibits. RSVP Required. Please call to reserve your spot: 631.727.2881 x100.


October 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Suffolk County Historical Museum
300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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