Haverford History Heist: The FBI Art Crime Team and the story of stolen artifacts from the Historical Society (HTHS)

Event Details

On April 14, 1979 approximately 24 antiques were stolen from Nitre Hall and the Lawrence Cabin, two Haverford Township historic buildings. The theft wasn’t solved and none of the items were recovered at that time. In May of 2018, the Historical Society was contacted by Jake Archer, Special Agent of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, requesting information about the items stolen.

Fast forward to December 2021 when an indictment was handed down charging a suspect with possession of 5 articles stolen from HTHS along with items stolen from other East Coast institutions.

Join us to hear Special Agent Jacob Archer tell us about the work of the FBI Art Crime Team and how they spearheaded the investigation around the thefts from the Historical Society.

This program will take place in the Quadrangle Auditorium (3300 Darby Rd, Haverford)

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, the Haverford Township Historical Society, and the Quadrangle.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


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