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Admission to the Bona Thompson Memorial Center is always free. The exhibits at the Bona are made possible by the members of the Irvington Historical Society and from support by donors like you. Your support can make it possible for us to make the Devil in the Circle City exhibit a permanent part of our collection. Please click on the buttons below to become a member of the Irvington Historical Society or to make a donate and support the Bona today!
The Devil Comes to the Circle City exhibit, which was featured at the Bona in last fall, showcased a local collection of materials linked to America's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. Irvington and this collection was featured prominently on the History Channel's American Ripper TV series. In the series, Jeff Mudgett, Holmes' great-great-grandson, attempted to prove the Holmes was also Jack the Ripper. Be sure to watch the clip above to hear Mudgett talk about the importance of the H.H. Holmes Collection.
Since the origin of the collection remains a mystery, we asked the people touring the exhibit to vote for the "suspect" they felt had compiled the collection originally. Here are the results:
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