PROMM with Mark Podvia


  $3 per person to attend**

    (Pay on Site)     


Topic: "Spooky Miscellanea II: Strange Happenings, Weird Places, and Other Oddities"


       Mark's program will cover matters ranging from American cannibalism to the assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel to the burial of Daniel Boone, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Other topics will include haunted Marietta, Ohio and the Hanger Artificial Limb (something with which I have unfortunately become very familiar).

      Mark Podvia is University Librarian at the West Virginia University College of Law Library. In addition, he is a member of the emeritus faculty of the Pennsylvania State University. He has published more than 80 articles, dedications, book and program reviews, indices and bibliographies in various publications. He has spoken at local, state and national meetings and conferences on a wide range of topics including state constitutional conventions, the law regarding beer and wine, the law regarding bourbon and tequila, banned books, American witchcraft trials, the ghosts of Penn State, haunted West Virginia, haunted canals, and David "Robber" Lewis. Since 2000, (except for this past year) he has offered yearly ghost tours of Carlisle, Pennsylvania to benefit the Dickinson School of Law's Public Interest Law Fund.

** Reservations Required


If you have any questions, please contact us at 717-795-7470 during store hours or by the contact us page on this website.




Mark Podvia

Please include how many will be attending. Thank you!

© 2020 by Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop. Proudly created with

  • Facebook - Black Circle

Crime Scene background, Blood splatter, and Calendar image are copyrighted by own respective parties and were discovered on