Ben King and the Whitechapel Club/Chili Dinner
Published by Morton House Museum
Saturday 26th of October 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bob Myers, Director of Education for the Historical Society of Michigan, will be at the Morton House to give his presentation on the darker side of Ben King, local poet.
The 'Whitechapel Club' was a short-lived offshoot of the Chicago Press Club (1889-1894). The clubs name came from London's Whitechapel district, where serial kiler Jack the Ripper had been active. King was a prominent member of this satirical and macabre club.
The program explores Ben King's upbringing in St. Joseph, his early career as a poet and musician in Chicago, his key role in the Whitechapel Club, and his untimely death at age 37.
A chili dinner, with all the 'fixin's' will begin at 6 PM with the talk following at 7 PM.
Cost: $10 and includes dinner and the talk.