Middle and High Schools
The Borden Murder Mystery: The Truth Behind the Legend
Get the inside scoop on the most famous unsolved case in the annals of American crime, the quintessential whodunit that has captivated the public since August 4, 1892. Separate fact from fancy and learn the truth behind the legend as you view a selection of rare trial exhibits and artifacts, including the alleged murder weapon, that comprise the world’s largest collection pertaining to Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Lizzie A. Borden.
Tour the Fall River Historical Society and learn the history of the city and its people through a wide range of objects from the museum’s diverse collections. Included on the tour is the secret door that was used in the nineteenth century to help enslaved people of African descent make their way to freedom via the Underground Railroad.