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April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT
The Season of Crime exhibit invites you to take a deeper look into several theories why April, of all months, seems to be filled with a history of so much violence. Get a close-up view of objects from some of the most sensationalized crimes, such as items from the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the Abraham Lincoln funeral relic. Don't miss April: The Season of Crime at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.
Date and Time
April 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Alcatraz East Crime Museum, 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
The Season of Crime exhibit is free for Alcatraz East Crime Museum visitors.
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About April: The Season of Crime
Did you know that a disturbingly large number of mass shootings, bombings, and crime anniversaries have occurred during April?
Ally Pennington, artifacts and programs manager for Alcatraz East Crime Musem, invites visitors to gain a better understanding of what may be different about this month. Learn more about the intriguing information that crime experts and theories have gathered so far about some of the most sensational crimes of April, including:
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on April 4, 1968:
President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated on April 14, 1865
Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013
Virginia Tech Massacre on April 16, 2007
Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995
Columbine High School Shooting on April 20, 1999
In the words of Pennington, "we may never know exactly what makes crime increase so much in April." Still, you may be able to satisfy your curiosity with interesting bits of information and perhaps think of a plausible theory yourself.
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Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings and avoid close contact with others while inside the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Bring debit cards or credit cards for payment. Cash transactions are not allowed.
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Experience April: The Season of Crime
The mysteries of this world include why April is such a tragedy-filled month. The Seasons of Crime exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum is not for the faint of heart, but you don't want to miss the chance to check out all the evidence linking these crimes together.