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Lectures At The Lighthouse: Milwaukee Mafia with Gavin Schmitt

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gavin Schmitt – Milwaukee Mafia

Milwaukee’s Sicilian underworld is something few people speak about in polite company, and even fewer people speak about with any authority. Everyone in Milwaukee has a friend of a friend who knows something, but they only have one piece of a giant puzzle. The secret society known as the Milwaukee Mafia has done an excellent job of keeping its murders, members and mishaps out of books. Until now.

From the time Vito Guardalabene arrived from Italy in the early 1900s, until the days the Mob controlled the Teamsters union, Milwaukee was a city of murder and mayhem. Gavin Schmitt relies on previously unseen police reports, FBI investigative notes, coroner’s records, newspaper articles, family lore and more to bring to light an era of Milwaukee’s history that has been largely undocumented and shrouded in myth. No stone is left unturned, no body is left buried.

At the Door Admission: $10 | Seniors/Students with IDs: $5 | Members: FREE



2018 Series Sponsor:

Landmark Credit Union is Wisconsin’s largest credit union and serves over 300,000 members at over 30 branch locations. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Landmark returns profits to its members in the form of better rates and lower fees on a full range of straightforward financial options. By choosing Landmark, members save money, so they have more for the things that really matter.


Beverage Sponsor:

Goodcity Brewing Milwaukee

Snack Sponsor:

Beans and Barley Milwaukee



March 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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North Point Lighthouse
2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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