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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Reopens after COVID-19 Closure

Alcatraz, CA. Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be reopening, following the COVID-19 closure, on May 15, 2020. The museum, located at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is taking new safety measures to help keep visitors safe and healthy. To help “police” these new safety rules, the museum is introducing their mascot, “Doc” (law enforcement […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Teams up with Natalee Holloway Resource Center to Offer Travel Safety Tips

  It was 15 years ago on May 30, 2005 that Beth Holloway’s nightmare began. Her daughter, Natalee Holloway, went missing in Aruba while on a high school senior trip. While the details of her daughter’s disappearance remain a mystery, Beth has turned her grief into a mission of helping others, not only does she […]

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Alcatraz East Offers New Community Programs

Alcatraz East Crime Museum has several programs coming up in February, including the new online Crime Museum Book Club, Local Appreciation Days, and applications are now open for the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest. Alcatraz East is launching an online book club February 1. The Crime Museum Book Club will convene in a Facebook group and […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Offers Special Programs for Scouting Troops

As the new year gets underway, many scouting troops will begin to make their plans for the coming year. Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, is offering a variety of special events and activities designed specifically for scouts. Special events will be offered all year long, with activities ranging from a chance to […]

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Renowned Investigative Crime Journalist Shane Waters to Speak at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

It was 50 years ago this month that Sister Cathy Cesnik disappeared. While her body was discovered a couple of months later in January, her murder remains a mystery to this day, and has since become the basis for the Netflix series “The Keepers.” Shane Waters, crime journalist and investigator who has a podcast that […]

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5 Reasons to Make a School Field Trip to Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Students today live during a time when crime in their communities reaches into their schools through bullying and violence and follows them online. Yet there can be teachable moments, to take advantage of interests in science or solving puzzles, to show students ways to make a difference. Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Participate in “Death Becomes Us” True Crime Festival in Washington, DC

True crime fans are gearing up to flock to Washington, DC for the annual “Death Becomes Us” True Crime Festival. This year attendees will once again have the opportunity to check some special items from Alcatraz East Crime Museum with a pop-up version of their spring temporary exhibit “Passion for Life: Nicole Brown Simpson.” Murdered […]

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Display Prison Artwork

Each year, tourists visiting San Francisco make the journey across the water to the must-see Alcatraz Island. Since it’s closing in 1963, the former federal penitentiary continues to intrigue people of all ages, and likewise, there is a huge fascination with the artwork of prison artists. This summer, the two subjects are being brought together […]

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