A Theatrical Storytelling


The 1901 Nellie Bly train wreck altered the lives of those involved as well as the surrounding communities for miles.

Step back in time as we reveal the tragedy from those who lived through it.

Show Details


Old City Hall

13 Crosswicks Street

Bordentown, NJ 08505

*Location is handicap accessible


February 17, 2024 and

February 24, 2024


5:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Shows are approx. 90 minutes

Doors open 20 minutes prior to show time.

The Story

From the creator of Harrowing History comes the tragic retelling of the Nellie Bly train wreck that occurred nearly one hundred and twenty-three years ago.

Step back in time with your talented tellers as we revisit what happened on that ill-fated day on February 21, 1901.

Costumed storytellers will take on the roles of those who lived the tale. Put yourself in their shoes to hear what it was like to experience the disaster.

Not only is this a local tale of tragedy and loss, but one of changing innovation, industry, the railroad's power and growth, and the human connection to it all. You may think you know this story, but we're willing to bet we'll reveal more than a few facts you've never heard before!

There will be a brief Q&A with the creator and tellers after each show.

Your Storytellers

Patricia Kelly

James Parker

Leann Testerman

Chris Campbell


Tickets will not be sold at the door and must be purchased online.

*Ticket sales begin December 1, 2023


Tickets Here

Ticketing by Brownpapertickets.com

People will be seated according to ticket purchases. Groups will be seated together.

Presented by

The Bordentown Historical Society

302 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Old City Hall Cultural Vision Committee

13 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505

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