PIGEON FORGE, TN – The Alcatraz East Crime Museum will host a special Sept. 11 event Saturday, Sept. 7, titled “Response After September 11” noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The event will feature guest speaker Art Bohanan, a forensics expert who worked on the site of Ground Zero, and is author of the book, “Prints of Man.” He will share his first-hand experience as part of the forensic team identifying human remains following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Artifacts from Bohanan’s experience at Ground Zero are displayed at the museum. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. The special event is included in the regular price of admission to the museum.
“The Second Amendment: Conceal Carry” will open Sept. 23.This is part-two of the temporary exhibit that explores the historical evolution of the Second Amendment. This exhibit will include firearms that are smaller than the standard sidearm or designed to appear as something else.
Due to popular demand, this exhibit will be displayed through the end of 2019. It includes letters, cards and photos from one of the most well-known serial killers of the 20th century, and a radio given to Bundy by his mother that he kept until he was moved to death row. Alcatraz East also features Bundy’s 1968 Volkswagen Beetle.
Museum general admission tickets are $14.95 for children, $24.95 for adults. There are discounts for seniors, law/military, and Sevier County residents. Group ticket sales are available. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, with the last ticket sold an hour before closing.
Alcatraz East is the most arresting crime museum in the United States. Guests all ages encounter a unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving, and our justice system.
Some of the highlights of the many crime related artifacts on display include John Dillinger’s death mask, Al Capone’s rosary, a Bonnie & Clyde collection, the Bronco from the OJ chase, an FBI polygraph machine, Al Pacino’s submachine gun from the movie Scarface, items related to the 2012 Benghazi attack, and the latest in law enforcement technology.
For more information, visit www.alcatrazeast.com. >