Infamous Great Depression era bandits focus of Charlton event

CHARLTON — Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are names that may be familiar, but most people know very little, if anything, about America’s most infamous outlaw couple.

The Charlton Public Library will be hosting historian and author Christopher Daley as he provides a free public lecture to bring to life the young lovers immortalized on the big screen by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the 1967 film, “Bonnie and Clyde.” Daley’s lecture, “On the Trail of Bonnie & Clyde,” will be held on Tuesday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Dexter Hall.

Much myth, conjecture and outright lies have sprung up about the two Texas bandits but when one delves into the true story of the two lovers a much more interesting and human story emerges; much better than Hollywood was able to depict.

Daley has been lecturing all over New England for over 25 years on historical topics of interest; at libraries, historical societies, schools, and all sorts of clubs and organizations. Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History. Daley was formerly the President of the Pembroke Historical Society and Chairman of the Pembroke Historical Commission. He was also a docent at the John Alden House Historical Site as well as Coordinator of Educational Outreach.

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