What to know
This trial is based on actual scandalous events that were tried at the Jackson County courthouse in Jacksonport in the fall of 1885. It will be conducted in the same courtroom where it was originally held. After enjoying a Southern style supper at the new visitor center, audience members will stroll down the promenade to the 1872 Jackson County Courthouse to take part in a living history drama, playing the roles of defendant, witnesses, lawyers, and jurors to determine the fate of Mrs. Hott. Who was the guilty party? Only the members of the jury will decide. Advance registration is required for this event. The deadline to register is 3 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This event is limited to a minimum of 30, and a maximum of 50 participants. The courthouse and visitor center are fully accessible to those with disabilities. Contact the park for more information.