Emperor Pic and the Lassandro Woman: Alberta’s Notorious Bootlegging Duo – SOLD OUT!

An Evening of Exploration, Food, Drink, and Live Music

We are open! Book your tour in advance by calling 780-998-1783!

Thank you for your interest – this event is sold out as of May 24, 2023. If you would like to be added to a cancellation list, or added to our email list to hear about future events, please email [email protected]


It’s been 100 years since the notorious pair, Florence Lassandro and Emilio Picariello, were hanged at Fort Saskatchewan’s Provincial Jail. Tried and convicted for the 1922 death of A.P.P. Constable Lawson, their case remains one of the most famous in Alberta.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of food, drink, and live music of the era, as we explore the rum-running history of the Crowsnest Pass and the lives of these infamous figures.

Due to the nature of the evening’s topic and the serving of alcoholic beverages, this event is for 18+ attendees only. Tickets include one event-themed alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, appetizers, dessert, and non-alcoholic extra beverages (water, soda, etc.).

$30/person. Get your tickets here! or call the museum to register (780.998.1783) Pre-registration/tickets are required for this event.

"Amazing learning connections were made between our study of past and present and your program. Lunch facilities were great. The games and hands on activities we played were so much fun. So many happy faces to be spending time in jail! The tour of village were also extremely well done. Again, the children were kept engaged and involved. The mock trial was great fun. I can’t say enough about your program It is absolutely fanstastic. Your staff does an outstanding job leading the children."