Article submitted by Adriana Davies, Curator, The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello exhibit. On December 19, 2017, Justice Kevin Feehan was sitting in Queen’s Bench in Lethbridge, Alberta and a colleague drove him to the Galt Museum to see a travelling exhibition titled “The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello.” The exhibit was developed…

Emilio Picariello was an adventurous and hard-working family man whose ambitions led him to challenge the law of the land for profit. On the other hand, he was well known in the community for helping the less well off. His contravening of the Prohibition Act, and consequent violence, led authorities to realize that criminalizing the…

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