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Greenport: The Right Place at the Wrong Time

  • East End Seaport Museum 103 3rd Street Greenport, NY 11944 United States (map)

Greenport: The Right Place at the Wrong Time, a historical tale by Roselle Borrelli, is a story about a house, a family, a builder, and some of the people who lived in the Village of Greenport from approximately 1830s to early 1900s. It is a true, historical account of the happenings in Greenport based mostly on a compilation of facts found in the local newspaper archives. 

The story weaves its tale based on the author’s own unique, odd, and paranormal experiences within the home. How the facts unfurl to tell this tale is all part of the investigation into the lives of Andrew J. Wiggins and Orange H. Cleaves. These two important men of Greenport Village, although having lived nearly 150 years ago, come to life on the pages of the book. The two men’s lives are  revealed to the author who happens to be the owner of the house where it all took place. 

The Right Place at the Wrong Time describes the author’s sensation of being the perfect person to live in the house, but understands that she might have arrived too late -- maybe 150 years too late. That being said, the story tells a tale of odd occurrences, leads, and coincidences that will have you convinced there might just be something else going on than that which meets the eye.

Admission (at door): Members: Free Non Members: $5
Light refreshments will be served. 

(Photo Credit: Indira Klotzer)

Roselle Borrelli is a classically trained musician who spent twenty years living in Mexico City, and then Spain.  While abroad, she was dedicated to raising her two children, studying music, and teaching.  Upon returning home to the USA, she now works as a successful Aflac Agent, an interpreter for local law enforcement, the director of the St. Agnes Cemetery, and is still involved in music when time allows.  She lives in Greenport with her family, and enjoys getaways to Vermont when weather, time and work schedules permit.

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