Fred Burke was a notorious armed robber and contract killer during the Prohibition era and a prime suspect in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. He was also known to spend a great deal of his time in Berrien County.
Chriss Lyon, local author and historian, will detail Burke’s background, how he became involved with Al Capone, and his role in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. She will also discuss his ties to Berrien County along with other gangster names of the era connected to the area.
This program is reserved for Society members. For membership details, please contact the Museum. This event will immediately follow our Annual Members-Only Dinner which starts at 6:00 p.m. More details to come.