Beaumier hosting crime program

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Historical Society of Michigan presentation titled “Murder and Mayhem II: True Crime in Michigan History.”

This free History Hounds Lecture Series event, offered via teleconference from Lansing, features author Tobin Buhk. It will explore cases including the 1916 poisoning of the Peck family of Grand Rapids, murderer Helmuth Schmidt and Mary McKnight, the “Strychnine Saint.” The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the center in Gries Hall at NMU.

Buhk has written a number of related books, including True Crime: Michigan, about the state’s most notorious criminal cases, The Shocking Story of Helmuth Schmidt and Michigan’s Strychnine Saint.