History Lounge: The Original Gangsters
In the 1920s and 1930s, bootleggers, kidnappers and thieves held St. Paul hostage. Names like John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Machine Gun Kelly and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis still captivate Americans. Join Paul Maccabee, nationally-recognized expert and author of the classic "John Dillinger Slept Here," for an evening of storytelling about gangland romances and feuds, bank robberies and assassinations. It will be a fascinating armchair tour of the Twin Cities’ most notorious Prohibition speakeasies, gambling dens and gangland hideouts from the era when St. Paul was Minnesota’s capitol of crime.