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April: The Season of Crime

April 1 – August 31, 2022

The month of April marks a disturbingly large number of mass shootings, bombings, and crime anniversaries in general. But what sets April apart from any other month?

Though it is difficult to link this trend in crime to any one factor, there are several theories from weather changes to copy-cat anniversary dates as to why sensationalized crime increases in the month of April.

A few objects that will be featured include:

  • The Columbine High School 1999 Graduation Card
  • Items from the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing
  • Abraham Lincoln Funeral Relic
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