April 2017

Temecula Valley Section 0713

April 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Topic: “The Case of the Murdered Miner – Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes”

Who: Steve Williamson

When: Thursday, April 20th,, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where: Temecula Library
30600 Pauba Road,
Temecula, CA 92592

Dinner Cost: $20.00 for members
$25.00 for non-members

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Presentation Title: “The Case of the Murdered Miner – Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes”

From the Temecula Valley Museum

Steve Williamson


“The Case of the Murdered Miner”

Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?

On Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM at the Temecula Library on Pauba Road, Museum Specialist Steve Williamson from the Temecula Valley Museum will present the details of one of the most mysterious and intriguing real-life murder cases of the twentieth century.  The murder took place in the Bahamas in 1943.  The victim was Sir Harry Oakes.  His murder and the subsequent trial of the victim’s son-in-law overshadowed the war news of the day and attracted the attention of famed newspaper mogal William Randolph Hearst, who hired author Erle Stanley Gardner to travel to Nassau and report on the trial from the perspective of Gardner’s famed fictional sleuth, Perry Mason.  Just like a television episode of “Perry Mason,” this case will keep you guessing.  Who really did kill Sir Harry Oakes?  Was it the accused son-in-law?  Was it Harold Christie, the only other person in the house at the time of the murder?  Or was it some mysterious “Mister X?”  Can Perry Mason unravel the details of this real-life case and do what he is famous for doing in fiction and present to his audience the “true” killer?  At the end of this presentation it will be up to you to decide!

Presentation Speaker: Steve Williamson

Steven P. Williamson joined the staff of the Temecula Valley Museum following a 36-year career with the United States Postal Service.  It was his interest in historical research and his talent for writing which first attracted Williamson to the museum.  He is a regular contributor to The High Country magazine, the museum’s publication devoted to the history of the local community and its surrounds.  During the nine years Williamson has been with the museum, he has become an authority on the life and career of mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner who was a resident of Temecula and the creator of the famous fictional character Perry Mason.

Williamson is also the author of “Pioneers Etched in Stone,” a collection of biographies of the individuals whose names are carved onto the face of the 15-ton “They Passed This Way…” granite monument which is the centerpiece of Sam Hicks Monument Park, home of the Temecula Valley Museum.

Steve Williamson has lived in Temecula for more than 26 years.  He is married with two adult children who also live in the local area.

Join us for a wonderful presentation of The Case of the Murdered Miner – Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes” on April 20th, 2017 at 6:00pm!!!

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