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The Florence Wingate Disappearance Revisited

August 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sixty-five years ago in South Dorchester, a local woman walked out of her house and was never seen again. Through the initial weeks following her disappearance, newspapers reported, almost daily, on the efforts of family, law enforcement and the community at large to find her.

This case would be reopened more than 15 years later when new information was reported by a family member. There still was no closure in that Florence Wingate, the missing woman, was not found. On Tuesday, August 7, the actual 65th anniversary of her vanishing, “The Florence Wingate Disappearance, Revisited” will be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, beginning at 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

A group of researchers, led by Dorchester County Historical Society Executive Director Ann Phillips, will share what has been gleaned over the past six months or more that presents a much broader view of this missing person case that has never been solved. The presenters will highlight the methodology, sources and techniques used in focusing a fresh look at this mystery.

While there are still family members of Florence in the area and attempts were made to speak with as many as possible, the researchers acknowledge that many have not been reached. Anyone with information about the Crapo community and its people in the 1950s is encouraged to attend.

The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester is located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge. For information, call 410-228-7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.


August 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester
1003 Greenway Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613 United States
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