'The Dead and Buried' delves into history of Boise's Old Penitentiary

Statesman staffAugust 16, 2013 

  • 'The Dead and Buried'

    7 p.m. Aug. 20, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to IBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Learn about some of the secrets buried at the Old Penitentiary with "Dead and Buried," a presentation by historian Amber Beierle.

She will tell stories of the lives and deaths of some of the former inmates who now reside in the State Penitentiary prison cemetery, including Harry Orchard, who assassinated former Gov. Frank Steunenberg in 1905.

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