Alberta Provincial Police Barracks

Alberta Provincial Police Barracks, Coleman: Address, Phone Number, Alberta Provincial Police Barracks Reviews: 4.5/5

Alberta Provincial Police Barracks

Alberta Provincial Police Barracks
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The APP Barracks is the location of the murder of Constable Steven Lawson by Emilio Picariello and Florence 'Filumena' Losandro. ​ Explore the 'Scene of the Crime' where Lawson lived, worked and was killed. Journey through Alberta's prohibition history, and decide for yourself "who done it" at the scene of Canada's most infamous rum running murder. Entrance to the Barracks includes entry to the Crowsnest Museum
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sja454
Coaldale, Canada71 contributions
Dec. 2020
Barracks were actually closed because we visited off season, but when I asked about the barracks, the museum staff offered to let us in if we didn't mind walking through some snow to get there. Glad we did.
Written December 12, 2020
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Matt P
Coronation, Canada97 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
This place is an awesome piece of history you won't find anywhere else. The history of Canadian rise and fall of prohibition. A story you would only imagine in Hollywood, who knew right here in Canada. Very clean building with well preserved actual pieces of original barracks. This place is also wheel chair accessible and some interactive displays. A story that would even capture the imagination of a child, something for the entire family
Written August 9, 2020
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gmdalberta
Edmonton, Canada311 contributions
Jul. 2020
We visited this exhibit as part of our Crowsnest Museum tour. It is in a separate building a short walk from the main museum. It goes into great detail about the history of the APP and the loss of one of its officers in 1922. Very well organized and detailed. Very clean building. Paul was the volunteer that assisted us and was most helpful. If you are interested in the police history of the APP, this is a must see!!
Written July 19, 2020
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Gibber1968
Calgary, Canada319 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
Went expecting a alot of displays of old police memorbilia and instead youa re part of a crime scene. Youmove from room to room and get the evidence. When done you make a decision and see how you did compared to others. Entrance included with coleman museum so great deal. Worth the stop
Written June 25, 2018
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Geopiggy
Canada238 contributions
Aug. 2017
This incredibly unique museum is the original Alberta provincial police barracks of which culminated in the hanging of two residents convicted of murdering a police officer.

The building itself was used for the police officers family residence, offices and a small prison. The interpretive panels inside the building explain how the building was used, prohibition in Alberta in the 1920s, and the ultimate price paid by Filomena Losandro and Emilio Picarillo, known as Emperor Pic, the famous rum runner.

Admission allows you to see the Crowsnest Museum next door in the old school. The barracks opened in August 2017.
Written August 13, 2017
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Amber D
Cambridge, Canada7 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Friends
So I understand it's a museum and usually you have to pay to get in. However on the website there's no mention of this so we assumed it was one of those free self guided walk throughs. We were a little disappointed to find out that wasn't the case when we got there and decided against going through. Mostly because we had left our money behind as we didn't think we'd need it. Cool story to it but just not sure it's worth paying for.
Written August 7, 2017
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Thank you for the comment Amber. That was an oversight on our part and we have since fixed it. The prices are now on our website.
Written October 25, 2017
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Denise H
South Lake Tahoe, CA51 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Couples
This is the story of Canada's most infamous rum running murder (September 21, 1922). But it is so much more than that, told in an exceptional way! This place explains the story of Alberta's prohibition history, and about three people whose lives were ended due to the war on rum.

As you wander through the various rooms of the actual home of murdered Constable Lawson, you experience the trials and tribulations of policing prohibition in Alberta, the court case surrounding the murder, as well as the repercussions of the entire event.

The tale is told through extremely well done displays, artifacts, photos and video. There is something intriguing about being in the actual place where it all occurred.

In addition, the staff was great and the town of Coleman is incredibly welcoming! I would recommend this to everyone.
Written June 30, 2017
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