Case 1: The Murder of Betty Simpson

The year is 1951. On a typical Saturday in June, husbands, wives, friends and lovers spend the day carousing and indulging among Calgary’s finer company.  No one suspected that for one individual, it would be the end.

Together, audience and presenter we will dive into this intriguing file as investigators on the case. We’ll connect the stories of suspects, witnesses and alibis as well as examine actual crime scene photos to try to understand how an ordinary weekend ended in tragedy.

Was this death a crime of passion, a random act of violence, or a crime of opportunity? Here is your chance to think like an investigator; will you solve a case that the police were never able to close?

Content is graphic.

May 10, 2019

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  • 1-hour presentation by our museum’s resident historians.
  • Full access to Calgary’s Police Museum (includes multiple true crime stories with real evidence on display).
  • Cash bar.
  • Content is graphic.
  • All proceeds support our city-wide youth crime prevention programs.

Arrival and Parking 

  • Doors open:  6:45 pm.
  • Presentation: begins at 7:15 pm.
  • Parking: Entrance 1 (follow parking signs)

6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
$24 pp
Must be 18+