The Darkness Over Elmwood 1903 – Walking Tour

June 16, 2023
Recurring daily

Starting: 7:00 PM

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No Illusions Tours welcomes Buffalo-born author Robert Brighton as your special guest guide for a fascinating walk back in time to the unsolved 1903 murder of prosperous businessman Edwin L. Burdick.

Burdick, murdered by persons unknown in the private den of his luxurious home in Elmwood, was a prominent member of the fast living ‘Elmwood Set’, the up-and-coming young professionals of Buffalo’s Gilded Age.

Brighton’s award-winning novel, The Unsealing, was inspired by the case.  And after four years of research (including locating images and documents never before revealed) & Brighton offers a solution not only the ‘whodunit’, but the ‘whydunit’ the motive behind the murder.

You’ll find Robert Brighton to be a knowledgeable, witty, and engaging guide to the darkness that fell over Elmwood in February 1903.  And you’ll be among the first to retrace the very footsteps of the victim and the murderer, hear the entire story of the murder, the inquest, and hone your own detective skills to analyze inconvenient facts that were carefully silenced, until now.