Sarpy County Museum Debuts Crime Exhibit

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

The Sarpy County Museum is taking a jump back in time to the early 1900s to see how crime has changed in Nebraska.

The museum debuted the "Crime and Punishment in Sarpy County" runs from September 2 to November 1. The exhibit tracks the history of law enforcement in Sarpy County.

The display has historical documents, photos and even a replica jail cell.

Ben Justman is the executive director of the museum. He said he's most excited about the mugshots.

"It's neat to see what a chicken thief might look like from 1912 or what a bigamist might look like from 1900," he said. "It's always neat to see what criminals and law enforcement looked like 100 years ago 120 years ago."

During the next two months, the museum is also hosting events, like a talk on John Joubert, one of Sarpy County's most notable serial killers.

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