The Newcomerstown Historical Society will present a historical portrayal of a tragic incident occurring in the early years of the 19th century in southern Tuscarawas County, just morth of the Guernsey County line in what is known today as Post Boy, a once unincorporated village.
The story originally recounted by author, Lonso Green in the book, "Tales of the Buckeye Hills," tells the heartbreaking story of the murder of the little post boy. The story has been orally recounted many times by older members of the community.
The event brought about the last public hanging in New Philadelphia and was viewed by hundreds if not thousands of people from all over Ohio in the early 1800s.
Living historians Chris Hart and Ray McFadden will appear as the participants in the story. McFadden will be Funston, the murderer, and Chris will be Johnston, who happened on the murder and was accused of the deed, but who identified Funston and testified against him.
The event is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Olde Main Street Museum and Social Center, 213 W. Canal St., Newcomerstown.
The evening will include a meal consisting of your choice of homemade soups, a sub sandwich, a homemade dessert, and a drink. If you have a group of six people, they will reserve a table for you. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the show will follow.
Tickets quantities are limited and cost $15. Tickets are going fast for the Friday and Saturday events.
For information, call any historical society member, or call 330-447-7371 or 740-498-5636.