If you have heard mysterious rumblings in Riverside Cemetery, it may have been Henry Huttleston Rogers turning over in his grave. One of his descendants, Andrew Coe, has written a blockbuster exposé about the Rogers children and grandchildren. Pirate’s Gold is the story of an American fortune, a Gilded Age Robber Baron, and his descendants who inherited more money than was good for them.
Rogers left his children $49,000,000 in 1909 — the equivalent of more than a trillion dollars today. Their struggles over money, love, and control left a trail of tabloid headlines, heartbreak, and tragedy in their wake.
On Monday, November 15, sponsored by the Friends of the Millicent Library, Mr. Coe will give a lively presentation of Pirate’s Gold at Fairhaven Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. He will sell and sign books after his reading.
Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 will support Millicent’s Tech Lab, a new creative space in the library. Seating is limited, and we suggest that you reserve a place through our website, https://www.friendsofmillicentlibrary.com. Masks are required.
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