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Member Saturday: Preserving Al Capone's Cell

March 16, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Saturday: Preserving Al Capone's Cell

Members only. 

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a new members-only program.

Experience Eastern State as only members can, through exclusive tours on the third Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. These unique, members-only events shed light on new historical findings, take you behind the scenes, and much more. Discover our collections, explore our site, illuminate history, and make unexpected connections.

March Member Saturday: Preserving Al Capone’s Cell

In 1929, Al Capone was arrested and ultimately served his first prison sentence at Eastern State. Earlier this year, the recreated cell that gives visitors a glimpse at his time in the penitentiary underwent a careful transformation.

Join Liz Trumbull, Manager, Historic Preservation and Architectural Conservation, to hear more about the exciting and exacting work of returning Al Capone’s Cell to how it likely appeared in the late 1920s when Capone was incarcerated here.

Enjoy some complimentary coffee and learn about the goals of this project, the mindful research and analysis that helped inform the preservation, and some surprising discoveries that conservators uncovered along the way. Then, step into the cell (typically off-limits to the public) for an up close and personal look at the space.

This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online at or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited.

Not a member? Join today! Questions? Email us at [email protected].

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