Archive for Thursday, March 5, 2009

WyCo to exhibit infamous jailbirds

March 5, 2009

“Mugged – A rogues gallery from the Leavenworth Penitentiary” will be on display March 15 to May 31 at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum. The traveling exhibit, which is on loan from the Nation Archives, will feature some of the most infamous men to ever grace the Leavenworth Penitentiary. The exhibit will also include other infamous men from throughout Wyandotte County, such as the bank robber “Pretty Boy” Floyd and William Latrasse.

Historian Ken LaMaster will open the exhibit with a talk on the history of the “Big House” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum. Both the lecture and exhibit will be free of charge. For more information, call (913) 573-5002.

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