February 24, 2022
On February 14, 1929, seven members of Chicago’s George “Bugs” Moran North Side gang were gunned down inside a nondescript garage at 2122 North Clark Street. One of the most horrifying acts of violence in organized crime history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre stunned the citizenry of Chicago — and the nation. News coverage of the Massacre generated public outrage and dramatic responses from both supporters and opponents of Prohibition.
Join Geoff Schumacher, Vice President of Exhibits & Programs at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he outlines the events that led to the massacre, explains what happened on that fateful day, and examines the aftermath of this deadly episode in Chicago history.
MEET THE SPEAKER: GEOFF SCHUMACHER is the Mob Museum’s vice president of exhibits and programs. He is the author of two books, Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his master’s degree in American history from Arizona State University. He started his 25-year journalism career at the Las Vegas Sun. He served as director of community publications for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and also wrote a public affairs column for the Review-Journal. He has appeared as a subject matter expert on numerous documentaries, television shows, and podcasts.