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The Macdonald Project invites you to the re-enactment of the famous Lazier murder trial of 1884 in Picton, Ontario.  Did they get the right men? To this date, there is still doubt.

The trial is set to begins at 1 p.m. Mr. Justice Robert J. Sharpe (OCA), author of The Lazier Murder, Prince Edward County 1884, will preside at the re-enactment of this famous trial in the historic courthouse where it took place.

The part of Mayor Edwards Merrill, later district judge, will be played by Mr. Justice Richard G. Byers (SCJ).  Lawyers from the Law Society of Upper Canada will play various roles in this re-enactment.

Visit the actual gallows and courthouse grounds where two men awaited their fate. Reception to follow (3:30 – 6:00) at the Waring House where Justice Sharpe will answer questions.

County fare and wine from Huff Estates will be served.

Ruth Abernethy's photograph depicts a wax maquette of the young John Macdonald.  The final work will be much more detailed and will include a replica of the prisoner’s dock and chair from the Picton courthouse.

Ruth Abernethy’s photograph depicts a wax maquette of the young John Macdonald. The final work will be much more detailed and will include a replica of the prisoner’s dock and chair from the Picton courthouse.

Proceeds to support a bronze sculpture of Sir John A. Macdonald presenting his first court case as a young lawyer in Picton in 1834 in this very same courthouse.

John A. Macdonald came of age in Prince Edward County.  In 2015, Canada celebrates the bicentenary of his birth.  To commemorate this landmark anniversary of Prince Edward County’s most famous citizen, the Macdonald Project has chosen renowned portraitist and sculptor Ruth Abernethy (ruthabernethy.com) to create a life-sized bronze statue of Sir John A. Macdonald as a young lawyer.

The interactive work entitled Holding Court is unique among the bronze sculptures of Macdonald across Canada.  It will represent Macdonald standing at the dock in the courtroom addressing a judge and jury.  The work will be located in a pedestrian-friendly gathering place in downtown Picton.

Picton-Court-HouseRe-enactment of the Lazier Murder Trial: Prince Edward County 1884
The Macdonald Project, Prince Edward County
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 1-6 p.m.
Picton Courthouse
44 Union Street
Picton, Ontario
Ticket $125
*A charitable receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.

TICKETS HERE: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/re-enactment-of-the-lazier-murder-trial-prince-edward-county-1884-tickets-11352057309

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