You can tell we’re really excited about Death Becomes Us: A True Crime Festival because the true crime updates are never ending. Besides the amazing pop-up bar and Smithsonian pre-festival events, we’re incredibly pleased to announce that we’re bringing a pop-up version of the Crime Museum to the festival!
Take a look at some of the special items the museum will be displaying below. If you have tickets to one of our shows, make sure you stop by the Lisner early to check out some amazing pieces of true crime history. If you don’t have your tickets yet, what are you waiting for?
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
Bandana worn and signed by the Charles Manson “family member” and attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford.
Cards from John Wayne Gacy’s Wallet
Gacy’s wallet at the time of his arrest contained his Social Security card, credit cards, driver’s registration, and various member cards, including: State Farm, Radio Shack, and Hertz. He also had business cards for a florist and his lawyer.
White House Police Badge
1950s badge worn by what is now the Uniformed Division of the United States Secret Service, responsible for the buildings associated with protectees, such as the White House Complex and Naval Observatory.
O.J. Simpson Trial Tie
One of the many ties worn by Simpson during his 1995 trial for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole, and Ronald Goldman.