Case 3: The Floorboard Mummy 

In 1948, Alfred Pearce moved his family into a home in Calgary’s Tuxedo Park community.

While lifting floorboards during a home improvement project, Pearce discovered a terrifying roommate – the mummified remains of Thomas Hall, who had been missing for 20 years.

A solitary man with a colourful past and a family full of potential suspects, Hall’s case remains an unsolved murder stranger than fiction.

January 17, 2020
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

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  • Presented by our museum’s resident historians.
  • Doors open at 7:00 pm. Presentation starts at 7:30 pm with a 20 minute intermission at 8:15 pm (finishes at 9:00 pm with time for discussion and museum exploration). Doors close at 10:00 pm.
  • Includes full access to Calgary’s Police Museum (multiple true crime stories with real evidence on display).
  • Cash bar and gift shop open (cash, debit or credit).
  • Content is graphic.
  • All proceeds support our city-wide youth crime prevention programs.

Arrival and Parking 

  • Doors open: 7:00 pm.
  • Presentation: begins at 7:30 pm
  • Free Parking: Entrance 1 (follow parking signs)
  • Located in the YouthLink building (white building attached to Police Headquarters)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (10:00 pm closed) 
$24 pp
Must be 18+

 

 

Case 2: The Seedy Side

Most of these stories aren’t talked about. But the reality is, that every city is built by both the good and the bad.

Discover Calgary’s historic alter ego as we explore the fascinating lives of many local “bad guys” (men and women), who drove the illicit entertainment and illegal games played in the early days of Calgary.

Gambling dens, illegal stills, gentlemen’s “clubs,” and houses of ill repute from Calgary’s pioneer days on through Prohibition and into the 1950s. This engaging session will introduce you to the criminals, “entrepreneurs” and the police who tried to catch them in the act.

Calgary has always been a city with secrets. Here’s your chance to hear them.

September 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

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  • Presented by our museum’s resident historians.
  • Doors open at 7:00 pm. Presentation starts at 7:30 pm with a 20 minute intermission at 8:15 pm (finishes at 9:00 pm with time for discussion and museum exploration). Doors close at 10:00 pm.
  • Includes full access to Calgary’s Police Museum (multiple true crime stories with real evidence on display).
  • Cash bar and gift shop open (cash, debit or credit).
  • Content is graphic.
  • All proceeds support our city-wide youth crime prevention programs.

Arrival and Parking 

  • Doors open: 7:00 pm.
  • Presentation: begins at 7:30 pm
  • Free Parking: Entrance 1 (follow parking signs)
  • Located in the YouthLink building (white building attached to Police Headquarters)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (10:00 pm closed) 
$24 pp
Must be 18+

 

 

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+