History Uncorked “A Shot in the Dark – the Murder of Harry Krier”

February 2017—The Steele County Historical Society (SCHS) is thrilled to bring you History Uncorked, A Shot in the Dark, The Harry Krier Murder, on Thursday, February 16, 7PM at the Steele County History Center. History Uncorked offers history in a fun and innovative way all while imbibing in a glass of wine or beer (soda is also available). “A Shot in the Dark, the Murder of Harry Krier” focuses on the 1903 robbery and murder of Harry Krier and the young “assassins” accused of the crime, all of whom were Owatonna residents. Attorneys will walk us through the criminal case and trial against Henry and Charles Nelson and William Sutton, all three implicated in the crime. Join SHCS and discover the intricate facets of this case.

Join us to hear attorneys Ben Cass and James Cole argue the case using the evidence from 1903. The audience aka jury will deliberate and decide the case before learning how it was actually decided in 1904.

History Uncorked will be held at 7 pm Thursday, February 16th at the Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna. Tickets are $10 for members; $15 for non-members and includes one beverage of your choice. Additional wine and beer are available for purchase and must be 21 years of age to attend. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.steelehistorymuseum.org. Seating is limited.

This series is sponsored by Smith, Tollefson, Rahrick & Cass, a general practice law firm in downtown Owatonna.

The History Center, located at 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am until 4 pm, Thursdays from 10 am until 8 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm. For more information, please call our office at 507-451-1420.