Gangsters in West Michigan Presentation


The H010_al_capone_theredlistolland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “A Killing in Capone’s Playground: Gangsters in West Michigan” on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Maas Auditorium, Maas Conference Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Maas Auditorium is located at 264 Columbia Avenue on the Hope College campus. The public is invited, and admission is free.
Following the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Chicago gangsters made their way
into the rural neighborhoods of southwestern Michigan and northern Indiana. Using never-
before-published police reports and interviews with family members of key witnesses and leading experts, historian and author Chriss Lyon establishes the foundation for what would develop as a haven for gangsters.