A new exhibit kicks off at the Sarpy County Museum on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and runs through Saturday, November 1, 2014. “Crime and Punishment” highlights the darker side of Sarpy County’s history and the efforts of those who worked to protect it’s citizens. Twelve men, who committed a variety of crimes from chicken theft to murder, are spotlighted. A series of programs and events compliment the exhibit. These events are as follows:
Sunday, September 7, 1 p.m.: Bellevue’s Buried History Cemetery Tour: Cops and Robbers. Join us for a guided tour through Bellevue Cemetery, one of Nebraska’s oldest cemeteries. The tour will highlight judges, law enforcement and even a few of the more colorful law breakers of Sarpy County’s past. Free.
Saturday, September 13, 2 p.m.: Join us at the museum for “A History of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office” as told by Lt. Mark Trapp. Free.
Sunday, September 28, 2 p.m.: The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office will share with us the stories of three cold cases that remain open and unsolved on the books. This free event will be held at the museum.
Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m.: Join us at the Sarpy County Courthouse (in the board room on the 2nd floor) to hear the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office discuss “John Joubert: Sarpy County’s Serial Killer.” Free.
Saturday, October 11, 2 p.m.: Join us for the free program “a History of the County Attorney’s Office.” This event will be held at the museum.
Wednesday, October 22, 6 p.m.: “Hornickel/Wamsley and 911.” Please join us at the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, located just off 84th Street and Platteview Road in Papillion to hear the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office discuss the role 911 played in this more recent case.