Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello

February 23 to May 21, 2016

This exhibit examines ‘Emperor Pick,’ his roots, who the man was and the events leading up to the shooting of Constable Lawson in front of the Alberta Provincial Police Barracks Building in Coleman.

Nearly 92 years after their deaths by hanging for the murder of Constable Lawson of the Alberta Provincial Police, Emilio Picariello and Florence Lassandro continue to capture the imagination of historians and the greater public. These three character’s stories have left an indelible mark on the Crowsnest Pass.

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