The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: A Prohibition Turning Point

by  The Mob Museum

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On February 14, 1929, seven members of Chicago’s North Side gang were gunned down by unknown assailants. Join The Mob Museum and unravel one of the most horrific acts of violence in organized crime history and examine the aftermath of this deadly episode.

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Point to Point: $150.00
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60 minutes (including time for Q&A)

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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Program is generally available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. PST and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PST.

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The Mob Museum

Las Vegas, NV
United States

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, in the city's original Federal Courthouse and Post Office, The Mob Museum offers exhibits and programs related to Las Vegas, the Mob, law enforcement, the justice system, and forensic science. 

The Mob Museum's virtual outreach programs combine the exploration of historical artifacts with riveting stories about organized crime and law enforcement. 

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Program Details


This presentation uses a photo slideshow to guide participants through the history of Prohibition in Chicago and specifically breaks down the events of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Along the way, the presenter highlights historical artifacts related to the event and the Prohibition period.

Major topics include the passage of the 18th Amendment, the rise of organized crime, bootlegging, rumrunning, the enforcement of Prohibition, the Chicago Beer Wars, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, its aftermath and investigation.


1. Participants will examine the effects of Prohibition on Chicago and American society.
2. Participants will understand the events that led to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre as well as the event itself and its aftermath.
3. Participants will examine theories about the massacre.