Alcatraz East – Bonnie and Clyde Exhibit
Considered by some to be the most romanticized criminals in the country’s history, Bonnie and Clyde were killed by authorities in 1934. A posse of lawmen led by former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer opened fire on their vehicle, bringing the crime spree to an end. Despite the many decades that have passed, people around the country are still fascinated by the duo.
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum will offer a temporary exhibit on Bonnie and Clyde starting October 21, 2022, and running through September 30, 2024.
Some of the original objects that will be a part of the display include:
- 1st Edition Copy of Fugitives: The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker by Clyde’s sister Nell Barrow Cowan
- Original Bonnie and Clyde Wanted Poster
- Tile From Lancaster Bank, the only bank the Barrow gang, robbed in Texas
- Clyde Barrow Payroll Slips
In this temporary exhibit, learn more about the pair’s childhood ambitions, early experiences, and the events that led them to their life of crime. This display will also feature artifacts from their lives and the many pop culture mediums that have kept their legacy alive.