The Massacre Tommy Guns: A Special Display of Historic Firearms

The Massacre Tommy Guns: A Special Display of Historic Firearms

Date: February 15, 2022
Time: Feb. 15: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission

As part of The Mob Museum’s 10th anniversary, the two Thompson submachine guns fired by the perpetrators of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago will be on display. These firearms were used in one of history’s most infamous crimes, in which seven men were shot dead by assassins believed to have been hired by Al Capone. Although never prosecuted, Capone’s ties to the Massacre spurred a national outcry and his designation by the Chicago Crime Commission as Public Enemy Number One.

The Tommy guns go hand-in-hand with two permanent exhibits in the Museum: the bricks from the wall against which the Massacre victims were lined up and shot, and the ballistic evidence from the crime scene. The ballistic evidence proved that the Tommy guns, confiscated from a crime suspect’s home in Michigan, had been used in the Massacre.

Members of the Berrien County, Michigan, Sheriff’s Department, which possesses the guns, will explain the history and answer questions about these one-of-a-kind artifacts from the darkest day in Mob history.

Join us throughout February to celebrate The Mob Museum’s 10th Anniversary

February 10: The Story of The Mob Museum: Celebrating Its Past, Charting Its Future
In celebration of the Museum’s 10th anniversary, a panel discussion will feature those who played key roles in its creation and growth.

February 14: Free Admission for Nevada Residents, Buy-One-Get-One for Non-residents
Celebrate the Museum’s 10th anniversary with free admission for NV residents, buy-one-get-one for non-residents, 10% off food and beverage and more.

February 14 & 15: The Massacre Tommy Guns: A Special Display of Historic Firearms
The Mob Museum will temporarily display the two Tommy guns used by the perpetrators of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

February 14: Vitalant Blood Drive
As part of our commitment to the community, join us for our annual blood drive with Vitalant. Each presenting donor will receive one free general admission to the Museum for a future date.

February 17: ‘Undercover of the Night’ Gala
A serious fundraising event that is also serious fun. Attendees will partake in gourmet action stations and delectable desserts, specialty cocktails, luxury auction items, and live entertainment.

February 25: Donnie Brasco: A 25th Anniversary Screening of a Mob Classic
The Museum will hold a screening of the 1997 film Donnie Brasco. A Q&A will follow with actor Robert Miano, who played capo Sonny Red.