Murder Mystery: Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello – June 15


Registration for the 2019/2020 History Centre programs will be opening on June 3rd, 2019 at 9:00am!

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Murdery Mystery: The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello is an event rooted in the historical story of Emilio Picariello and Florence Lassandro. Emilio was an Italian immigrant and entrepreneur turned bootlegger. He was hanged in 1923 at the Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Gaol, along with his accomplice Florence Lassandro, the only woman ever executed in Alberta. Both were found guilty of murdering Alberta Provincial Police Officer Stephen Lawson. Picariello and Lassandro maintained their innocence to the end and contemporary theories, combined with recent research by author Adriana Davies, calls into question the guilty verdict that sent the pair to the gallows. With time to peruse the travelling exhibit that discusses the murder, the opportunity to bring your best 1920’s flair to the event, a fully catered meal and a mystery to solve – the night will certainly be the bee’s knees!

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