New Hampshire has had one of the lowest crime rates in the country historically. But don’t let the numbers fool you. The Granite State has seen some high-profile crimes that have garnered headlines and shaken communities. The 2019 spring lecture series, held on five consecutive Thursday nights from April 11 to May 9 at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, looks at some of the criminal cases in the state’s history that have fascinated the public for decades, including the infamous Smuttynose ax murders, a Civil War riot, and a bank collapse that foreshadowed the Ponzi schemes of the 20th century. Space is limited, and registration is required.