The Mob Museum’s Digital Platforms Offer Exciting Content, Experiences At Home

L to R: Screenshots of The Mob Museum’s new experiential mobile app.
(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS OFFER ARRAY OF EXCITING HISTORY AND CURRENT EVENTS CONTENT, INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, offers numerous ways to stay engaged and enriched with its trove of digital content available for free online.

Packed with interactive online exhibits, digital experiences and curated tours, The Mob Museum’s website (themobmuseum.org) and Mobile App offer a rich and reliable resource for fun and educational tools from the safety of home:

  • Virtual Museum Access
    On its website, visitors can explore all four floors of The Mob Museum, where they can find select artifacts and exhibits presented with educational information. Learn about the origins of organized crime in America, the early days of Las Vegas, the impact of Prohibition on society, the Kefauver Hearings, ongoing organized crime groups and rackets around the world and more.
  • Virtual Tours
    Follow The Mob Museum on social media for information on exclusive new content, including virtual guided tours highlighting the Museum’s artifacts and exhibits. New virtual tours, as well as educational outreach presentations for students in grades K – 12, will be available beginning the week of March 30.
  • The Mob Museum App
    The Mob Museum’s Mobile App, features a variety of experiential elements, such as an interactive map of all four floors of exhibits, self-guided tours and more. The app is available to download for free on Apple and Android. Its entertainingly accurate Doppelgangster feature matches users’ selfies with their Mob history lookalike from a trove of more than 800 images of notable heroes, villains, singers, comedians and entertainers with Mob ties.
  • Blog
    Fresh content, authored by a roster of journalists, authors, historians and other experts on law enforcement and organized crime, continues to be added to the Museum’s dynamic blog. Recent posts include an interview with award-winning screenwriter Nick Pileggi and a story about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) recent “Project Python” operation which captured 600 members of a Mexican drug cartel in the United States.
  • Mob History Digital Exhibitions
    With two elaborate online-only exhibitions, home-bound guests can take in-depth, interactive journeys through fascinating events in Mob history.

    • Prohibition: An Interactive History,” a robust and captivating digital exhibit. The content aims to enhance the experience of touring the Museum. Providing an educational and enjoyable ride through Prohibition’s many facets, the digital exhibit reveals surprising insights into one of the most interesting and misunderstood periods in American history through photographs, text, videos and a variety of interactive elements including a Prohibition-themed game.
    • Another digital exhibition on the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre delves into all facets of this infamous wall where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place on February 14, 1929. Bringing to life the history of one of the Museum’s most significant artifacts—the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall—this digital exhibition incorporates photographs and text addressing the event from numerous angles. Topics explored include the bitter rivalry between bootlegging Mob bosses, Bugs Moran and Al Capone; the public outcry that followed the Massacre; the various characters who played a role in the crime; and the ballistics evidence used in the investigation.
  • Film and TV Recommendations
    To access a list of the Museum’s favorite binge-worthy Mob films and TV series, movie buffs can click here.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 4 on its list of 10Best U.S. History Museums, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

The Mob Museum Debuts New Exhibit on Crime in Pop Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L: Gas mask from “Breaking Bad,” R: Enoch “Nucky” Thompson’s suit, worn by Steve Buscemi, and Tommy gun prop featured on “Boardwalk Empire.”

(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM DEBUTS “THE MOB ON TV,” EXHIBIT DEDICATED TO ORGANIZED CRIME IN POP CULTURE

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its newest exhibit: “The Mob on TV.” Comprising a collection of on-screen costumes and props from three iconic organized crime-based TV series – “The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Breaking Bad” – the exhibit is on view in the Museum’s retail store.

While Mob movies dominated the twentieth century with blockbuster hits such as “The Godfather,” “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” the depiction of the Mob on the small screen gave rise to some of the most iconic television series of the twenty-first century. Both “The Sopranos” andBreaking Bad” rank among the greatest series ever made, being named No. 1 and 3, respectively, by Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest TV shows of all time.

Costumes and props in this collection include:

  • “Nucky” Thompson’s “Death Suit”: A three-piece suit worn in the series finale by Steve Buscemi, who played real-life Atlantic City crime boss Enoch “Nucky” Johnson in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.” The suit features a bullet hole where the character was shot. “Boardwalk Empire,” created by Terence Winter and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, chronicles organized crime in Atlantic City and beyond during Prohibition. The show’s five seasons (56 episodes) ran from 2010 to 2014.
  • “Breaking Bad” Hazmat Suit: The collection includes the hazmat suit and mask used during meth-cooking scenes worn by Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” This popular show ran from 2008 to 2013 for five seasons (62 episodes), following the transformation of White from a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher to ruthless drug kingpin in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Breaking Bad” was created by Vince Gilligan, who extended the story through a prequel AMC series, “Better Call Saul” and a sequel Netflix film, “El Camino.”
  • Tony Soprano in Casual Mode: A costume worn by James Gandolfini, in his role of Mob boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series “The Sopranos,” during season five, episode two. “The Sopranos,” created by David Chase, premiered in 1999 and ran for six seasons (86 episodes). The stories and characters were inspired by real-life Mob crime families in New Jersey.
  • “Boardwalk Empire” Tommy Gun: This submachine gun prop was used by “Nucky” Thompson in season two, episode eight of “Boardwalk Empire.” In the episode, Thompson receives crates of Tommy guns destined for the Irish Republican Army, which is rebelling against English rule. In episode nine, Thompson travels across the Atlantic to deliver the guns, which are smuggled inside a coffin that presumably holds his deceased father’s remains.
  • On-screen Gas Mask: This gas mask was worn on screen during meth-cooking scenes in “Breaking Bad.” The drug-making chemistry in the show was quite accurate, from the rudimentary production processes shown in the early episodes to the “super-lab” scenes in later seasons.

For more information about the Mob in pop culture, visit The Mob Museum’s blog here, which features numerous posts about that topic.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the themobmuseum.org

The Mob Museum Named Among 10 Best U.S. History Museums by USA TODAY

The Mob Museum, one of the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice winners
for Best History Museum.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM NAMED ONE OF TOP FIVE U.S. MUSEUMS IN USA TODAY’S
10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE

 The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, ranks No. 4 in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award rankings for Best History Museum. This award represents the most recent accolade received by the Museum, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

“This most recent designation places us in great company, alongside some of the nation’s most esteemed museums, each dedicated to illuminating important aspects of U.S. history,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum.

The full list of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award-winners for Best History Museum follows:

  1. National Museum of the Marine Corps
  2. The Henry Ford Museum
  3. National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
  4. The Mob Museum
  5. National Museum of the Pacific War
  6. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
  7. Museum of Native American History
  8. National Civil Rights Museum
  9. The National WWII Museum
  10. Museum of History & Industry

For more information about The Mob Museum’s awards and accolades, click here.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

The Underground Speakeasy at The Mob Museum Adds New Cocktails, Mocktails

The Plaza Antiqua cocktail at The Underground.
(Photos Courtesy of Chris Wessling for The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW COCKTAILS, MOCKTAILS TO BAR MENU

 

nspired by bootleggers and rumrunners, designed to appeal to the palette of the modern guest, The Underground at The Mob Museum introduces new cocktails and mocktails to its speakeasy bar program.

Guests can step back in time and select from more than 20 Prohibition Era-inspired creations, each paired with a story of its real historic origins. Among the spirits featured in the cocktail collections is the Museum’s house-made moonshine, made in its 60-gallon, custom-made copper pot still. Enhanced with herbs, fruit and other infusions to create palate-pleasing drinks—all The Underground’s cocktails recall libations people enjoyed made with their home-distilled spirits during Prohibition.

New cocktails include:

  • Bang the Rum Slowly: rum, pineapple, orgeat, lime, alchermes, bitters
    When Prohibition ended in 1933, Don Beach knew exactly what he needed to do – open a bar! Don’s Beachcomber, later called Don the Beachcomber, was known for its tropical décor and rum cocktails. Today, Beach is best known as the father of tiki culture, but legend has it he started as a bootlegger in Southern California.
  • Plaza Antiqua: mezcal, cinnamon-infused brandy, chocolate-infused Vermouth, spicy bitters
    Thirsty Americans crossed the Southern border to quench their thirst in Mexican cantinas during Prohibition. Established venues such as Agua Caliente and the Mexicali Beer Hall in Tijuana introduced Americans to Mexican beers along with tequila and mezcal.
  • Clover Club: gin, Lillet, lavender, raspberry, lemon, egg whites
    The Clover Club is named for a men’s club in Philadelphia that met in the posh Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. First concocted in the 1800s, it was already a classic by the time Prohibition passed.

With patrons seeking a variety of options, The Underground features alternatives for guests seeking non-alcoholic options. Each refreshing drink combines different floral, fruity and effervescent ingredients. Non-alcoholic options include:

  • Keep Sober Cocktail: grenadine, lemon, elderflower tonic
  • Our Rosemary Grapefruit Fizz: grapefruit, rosemary, tonic
  • Raspberry Lavender Fizz: raspberry, lavender, lemon, soda water

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Announces St. Patrick’s Day Programming

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROGRAMMING 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host a one-day-only St. Patrick’s Day programs and offers in the Museum’s Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor and The Underground speakeasy on Tuesday, March 17.

From 2 to 3 p.m. and again from 4 to 5 p.m., The Mob Museum’s Senior Director of Content Geoff Schumacher and Educational Programs Manager Claire White will deliver a presentation: “The Irish Mob in Prohibition-era Chicago.” Among topics to be discussed will be the Irish American-dominated North Side Gang, which served as the main rival of the Italian American organized crime group led by Johnny Torrio and Al Capone, eventually known as the Chicago Outfit.

Meanwhile, in The Underground speakeasy and distillery, festive specials available in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will include: $10 Guinness with a shot of Irish Whiskey; $8 Irish Coffees; $5 green Ginger Jake shots, made with ginger-infused, house-made moonshine  and $5 green beer (also available at Museum concessions on upper floors).

Please note: all Museum presentations require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/ or call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

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The Mob Museum’s 8th Anniversary Event Includes Free Admission, Car Show

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS, PROHIBITION-ERA CAR SHOW, FEB. 14  

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its eighth anniversary on Feb. 14, while hosting two dynamic exhibits: a complimentary car show featuring Prohibition-era vehicles and a display of crime scene evidence from Chicago’s infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. To honor the anniversary, Nevada residents receive free admission and non-residents receive buy-one-get-one admission on that date.

The free car show will feature 15 prohibition-era classic cars from the Model A Ford Club of America and Las Vegas Cadillac Club parked outside the Museum. Guests will be able to photograph select cars and sit inside them, as well as interact directly with their owners and learn about each model.

Meanwhile, a never-before-seen compilation of artifacts selected from the Museum’s extensive St. Valentine’s Day Massacre collection will be displayed in the historic courtroom on the second floor. One display case will include detailed paperwork related to body of Frank Gusenberg, the only person found alive when the police arrived on the scene, including a diagram of his wounds. In the second display case, guests can view actual evidence from bullets removed from the victims and their corresponding coroner envelopes as well as empty shells collected by investigators from the garage floor.

All day, guests will receive 20 percent off food and beverages in The Underground of The Mob Museum as well as enjoy live jazz music playing Prohibition-era tunes in The Underground. Performing at 9 p.m. will be Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing.

The car show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre exhibit: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours.For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Announces Programs for Feb. and March

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY, MARCH PROGRAMS 

 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for February and March.

All events require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.

The Mob Museum Eighth Anniversary: Free admission for Nevada residents, St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Exhibit and Car Show

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 14
  • Time:
    • Massacre exhibit: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Car show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Live music by Amanda King: 9 p.m.
  • Location:
    • The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Exhibit will be in this Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
    • Car show located in lot behind the Museum.
  • Cost: Free for Nevada residents with a valid ID and buy-one-get-one for non-residents thanks to Zappos’ generous support.
  • Description: The Mob Museum celebrates its eighth anniversary with free admission for Nevada residents, buy-one-get-one admission for non-residents and two dynamic exhibits: a complimentary Ford Model A car show featuring Prohibition-era vehicles and a display of crime scene evidence from Chicago’s infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. At least 15 classic cars from the Model A Ford Club of America and Las Vegas Cadillac Club will be parked outside the Museum, where guests can photograph and sit inside them, as well as interact with their owners. Meanwhile, an array of artifacts selected from the Museum’s extensive St. Valentine’s Day Massacre collection will be displayed in the courtroom for viewing. All day, guests will receive 20 percent off food and beverages in The Underground of The Mob Museum as well as enjoy live jazz music playing Prohibition-era tunes at the car show and inside The Underground. Performing in The Underground will be Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing.

Free Community Safety Forum: Gang awareness

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free, including free Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
  • Description: Protect your child from gang activity within community schools. Learn from CCSDPD on how to steer kids from joining or affiliating with these criminal groups. 

8th Annual Vitalant Blood Drive

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 17
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Directly behind the museum in the back parking lot.
  • Description: All participating donors will receive one free general admission ticket to The Mob Museum and will receive other incentive courtesy of Vitalant. Schedule your appointment at bloodhero.com and enter code: MOBMUSEUM or call: (877) 258-4825

Movie screening: The Traitor

  • Date: Wednesday, March 4
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Mob Museum’s historic courtroom.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
  • Speaker: Frank Panessa, a retired DEA agent who worked on the case will make remarks during intermission and after the screening.
  • Description: Nominated for the Palme D’Or and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, “The Traitor” tells the story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down Italy’s Cosa Nostra. This two-hour, 35-minute R-rated film is in Italian and will have English subtitles.

Wildlife Trafficking: The International Epidemic of Poaching

  • Date: Saturday, March 7
  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Location: Organized Crime Today Exhibit on the first floor at The Mob Museum.
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission.
  • Description: Journalist Rachel Nuwer, the author of Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, explores the seedy underbelly of the multibillion-dollar contraband industry of illegal wildlife trade, tracking down poachers, criminal kingpins and illicit users. A large demand for exotic animals—for jewelry, pets, medicine, meat, trophies and more—is driving a poaching epidemic and threatening the continued existence of many species. The event will be presented in a videoconference format.

Free Community Safety Forum: Community-Oriented Policing

  • Date: Sunday, March 15
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free, including free Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
  • Description: Learn how LVMPD is working to open lines of communication with underserved neighborhoods through their Community-Oriented Policing methods.

The Numbers Racket: One Woman’s Story of the Illegal Street Lottery in Detroit

  • Date: Thursday, March 19
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a book signing
  • Location: Historic Courtroom.
  • Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission.
  • Description: Novelist and Professor Bridgett Davis shares the triumphant story of her mother, who ran an illegal street lottery in Detroit for more than thirty years. Fannie Davis’ numbers business provided a comfortable life for her children, who grew up in a loving home, attended the best schools and wore the best clothes. But Fannie’s success required determination, ingenuity and courage in a risk-laden environment, all while fending off rivals and avoiding law enforcement’s watchful eye.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Welcomes Back The ’20s In The Underground On New Year’s Eve

 

Left to Right: The Fitting Room, The Underground’s VIP Room; Giggle Water
Cocktail (Photos Courtesy of Chris Wessling for The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM WELCOMES BACK THE ‘20sIN THE UNDERGROUND ON
NEW YEAR’S EVE

 

WHAT:
Celebrate a return to the ’20s this New Year’s Eve in The Underground speakeasy and distillery. Ring in 2020 in 1920s Prohibition-era style with handcrafted cocktails flowing all evening long and delectable food specials with live jazz setting the ambiance and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP Open Bar tickets are available for $75 per person.

Guests are encouraged to transform their New Year’s Eve fun into an overnight event with a 20 percent discount* offer on rooms at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Use code: “MOBNYE” for the discount.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Dec. 31
8:00 to 12:30 a.m.

WHERE:
The Underground at The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

TICKETS:
VIP Open Bar tickets are $75 per person and selling quickly. To purchase, please email info@themobmuseum.org. Must be 21 years of age or older.

*Minimum two-night stay required.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/TheUndergroundAtTheMobMuseum or Snapchat @Underground_TMM.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today interactive touchscreen wall, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for ticket prices and up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

Panel to Discuss Truth, Fiction in “The Irishman” at The Mob Museum, Weds., Dec. 11

(Graphic Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST
“FACT, FICTION AND THE IRISHMAN: THE HOFFA MURDER,”
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11  

WHAT:
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces “Fact, Fiction and the Irishman: The Hoffa Murder.” On Dec. 11, veteran journalists Eric Shawn, Dan Moldea and Vince Wade will detail facts regarding Jimmy Hoffa’s death and address theories that persist to this day.

The new Martin Scorsese film, “The Irishman” presents one possible scenario: Mob hit man Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran killed the former Teamsters Union president. Experts who have studied the Hoffa case for decades are skeptical Sheeran pulled the trigger. The panel will dissect the Hoffa mystery, separating fact from fiction in pursuit of what really happened on July 30, 1975.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Dec. 11
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum’s historic courtroom on the second floor
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

MEDIA RSVP:
The program is free with Museum admission, but registration is required. To cover the event, please email Desiree Webb at desiree@thevoxagency.com.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum or Twitter @TheMobMuseum.

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces November Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: Rock and Rye cocktail; Charcuterie Plate at The Underground.
(Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES
NOVEMBER PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS

 

 The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for November.

Kefauver Day Specials

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 15
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Description: All guests will enjoy 20 percent off all food and beverage inside The Underground speakeasy in honor of Kefauver Day, which commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. They were held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951 and were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas. FREE Museum admission will be available all day for Nevada residents, with non-residents receiving buy-one, get-one admission.

Live Music

  • Date: Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: The Underground speakeasy offers live jazz throughout November including newly added, Sundays. Each evening features local talent performing to a delighted audience amidst the speakeasy’s authentic, 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in November will be Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (November 1); Red Penny Arcade, a locally based quartet that plays popular music in a 1920s-50s jazz style  (November 2); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (November 3, 23, 29); Kai Brant performs music of the 1910s to 1930s, accompanied by upright bass and stride piano (November 8, 30); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (November 9, 23); Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz-influenced versions of modern popular songs (November 10, 24); Nieve Malandra, who sings vintage and contemporary jazz, R&B and pop (November 15, 22); The Good Hurt, a local six-piece band that plays an array of hits from the 30s as well as the 40s (November 16).

The Underground Happy Hour

  • Date: Sunday through Thursday
  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Cost: $2 off all craft cocktails, draft beer, wine by the glasses and food
  • Description: Unwind at The Underground’s speakeasy with reduced prices on Prohibition-inspired cocktails, house-brewed draft beer and an assortment of shareable snacks.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Mob Museum Offers Free Admission for Kefauver Day, Nov. 15

 

The original historic courtroom at The Mob Museum which held the famous Kefauver Hearings in Las Vegas. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS IN CELEBRATION OF KEFAUVER DAY, NOV. 15

Free Admission Sponsored by Zappos

 

WHAT:

To celebrate Kefauver Day, Nov. 15, The Mob Museum announces FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy one admission, get one free for non-residents, sponsored by Zappos.

The Museum places significant focus on increasing its accessibility to the community. Throughout the year, it extends free admission to Nevada residents through designated Annual Free Days and monthly community safety forums, serving approximately 6,000 guests per year.

Kefauver Day commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. They were held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951 and were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.

On this day, guests can also receive 20 percent off all food and beverage inside The Underground speakeasy and distillery, home to the Museum’s house-made moonshine.

WHO:

  • The Mob Museum
  • Zappos

WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 15
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

COST:
FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy one admission, get one free for non-residents.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum
www.Twitter.com/themobmuseum
www.Instagram.com/themobmuseum

 

The Mob Museum’s Moonshine to be Available in Stores, Restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: The Underground distillery at The Mob Museum. The signature Moonshine made at The Mob Museum. (Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

HOUSE-DISTILLED MOONSHINE FROM THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO BE AVAILABLE AT NEVADA STORES, RESTAURANTS

 

 For the first time, The Underground at The Mob Museum will make its house-distilled, corn-mash original Moonshine available for off-premise sales in Nevada in collaboration with distributor Johnson Brothers. Lee’s Liquor is eager to carry the moonshine in both 750-mL and 50-mL quantities at all 19 of its stores beginning Friday, Oct. 18.

“Lee’s Discount Liquor, an icon of Las Vegas, as is The Mob Museum, is excited to partner with the Museum by now offering Moonshine to our Las Vegas and tourist clients. We are excited for the opportunity to help promote Las Vegas and its history,” said Kenny Lee president of Lee’s Discount Liquor.

Other retailers, bars and restaurants will be announced soon.

Made from a single ingredient – 100-percent yellow corn – The Mob Museum’s Moonshine uses no additional sugar in the distillation. This process prevents harsh flavors from developing, creating the highest-quality, smoothest spirit possible. Bottled at 50-percent ABV, the Moonshine carries distinctively appealing notes of buttery, sweet popcorn.

“With an in-house distillery, The Underground at The Mob Museum has a distinctive asset, allowing us to provide our visitors with literally a taste of Prohibition history,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer of The Mob Museum. “Our craft-made Moonshine has been extremely popular with guests visiting the Museum and we’re enthusiastic about being able to reach new and larger audiences through off-site sales. In fact, some of the 750-mL jars of our authentic Moonshine will come with a $5 voucher good toward Museum admission.”

“We are so proud to be appointed as official distributor of The Mob Museum Moonshine. The product is outstanding and it couldn’t be any more authentic since it is literally made in the distillery of the Museum in small, artisan batches,” said Gary Charmel, regional president of Johnson Brothers. “It is everything a craft spirit should be. We are delighted to be working with the Museum on this venture.”

The Museum’s Moonshine is crafted in The Underground in a custom-made artisan copper-pot still situated in the distillery. The system distills 100-percent corn-mash Moonshine, which is available at the speakeasy bar and for sale in The Underground.

Visitors looking to learn more about the distilling process and for an authentic 1920s experience should visit The Underground speakeasy. In addition to house-distilled moonshine, the elegant bar also serves house-brewed craft beer as well as tempting Prohibition-era inspired cocktails, seasonal blends of moonshine, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic drinks. The speakeasy offers food, happy hour and free live jazz.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM MOONSHINE

  • Since opening in April 2018, more than 1000 gallons of Moonshine have been distilled in The Underground.
  • The still can produce approximately 250 jars of 750-mL moonshine per week.
  • The Museum has sold more than 15,000 bottles.
  • More than 30,000 guests have taken distillery tours.
  • The Moonshine won the highest honors—the Double Gold Award—from The Fifty Best

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

The Underground to Offer Exclusive Whiskey Tasting Package for Groups

The Underground speakeasy’s secret private room.
(Photo credit: Chris Wessling and The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER
EXCLUSIVE WHISKEY TASTING PACKAGE FOR GROUPS
 

 The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum featuring a fully operational distillery and speakeasy, now offers “A Whiskey Tasting You Can’t Refuse.” Guests will experience an ultra-exclusive whiskey tasting, handcrafted cocktails and appetizers inside the VIP room at The Underground speakeasy.

The VIP room’s intimate setting and authentic atmosphere allow for a distinctively immersive experience that transports guests back to the 1920s. During the tasting, guests will learn how to nose a whiskey as well as how to identify and appreciate each of its unique characteristics including age, aroma, color and flavor.

This package, priced at $1,133 for up to 10 guests and inclusive of tax and service charge, features: 

  • A two-hour rental of The Underground speakeasy’s VIP room
  • A 30-minute tasting of five ultra-premium whiskeys from around the world
  • Food and beverage credit (value of $400)
  • Museum admission for all guests during regular Museum hours

This new experience may also be added on to larger group events. For more information, please call (702) 724-8622 or email sales@themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Underground Speakeasy, Distillery at The Mob Museum Announces September Promotions and Events

 

The Bee’s Knees cocktail available at The Underground at The Mob Museum. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for September.

Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction

  • Date: September 9
  • Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: One Monday a month, the speakeasy will tap into a different dance of the Prohibition-era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction. For this month’s featured sequence, guests will hop into a crowded dance floor with fast music to learn the vibe of the Balboa, which is an intimate style of dance kept in close embrace. Whether accompanied by a partner or not, guests should arrive ready to make friends.

Live Music

  • Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
    • Extended hours on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week. The night features local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in September will be Laura Shaffer, whose sultry and swinging vocals reflect the music of vintage Vegas (September 5); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (September 6, 14, 19 and 27); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (September 7); Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (September 12, 21); Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz-influenced versions of modern popular songs (September 13, 28); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (September 14, 20); Naomi Mauro singing the greatest songs from the Roaring 20s to jazz, pop, R&B and Motown (September 26).

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces August Promotions and Programs

The Classic Deviled Eggs and a beer available at The Underground.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES AUGUST PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for August.

Happy Hour

  • Date: Sundays through Thursdays
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Description: The Underground’s new happy hour specials include $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine and food.

Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction

  • Date: August 5
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: On the first Monday of every month, the speakeasy will tap into a different dance of the Prohibition-era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction. For this month’s featured sequence, jive to the Jitterbug dance in all forms of traditional jazz and swing music of the time period. Whether accompanied by a partner or not, guests should arrive ready to make friends.

Jazz Nights

  • Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Description: Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week. The night features local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Guests can check The Mob Museum’s Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground for the password to receive free admission. Performing in August will be Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz influenced versions of modern popular songs (August 1, 24, 29); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (August 2, 31); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (August 3, 17, 23, 30); Laura Shaffer, who’s sultry and swinging vocals reflect the music of vintage Vegas (August 8, 22); Nik at Nite melds classic tunes with personal stories and anecdotes about his friendship with Frank Sinatra and his days in Las Vegas (August 9); Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (August 10, 16); Naomi Mauro singing the greatest songs from the Roaring 20s to jazz, pop, R&B and Motown (August 15); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (August 17).

Industry Night

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Description: Each Monday, The Underground speakeasy and distillery hosts Industry Night. Nevada service industry professionals will receive 20 percent off their tab and free Champagne. Must show valid employment ID to redeem this offer. 

Distillery Tours

  • Day/Time: Tours are offered Monday through Friday at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $12
  • Description: During these tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka, as well as The Underground’s Jamaica ginger-infused moonshine. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as smooth and authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons who would like to visit the speakeasy only and can enter by visiting the podium or the side door using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Mob Museum and El Cortez Hotel & Casino Collaborate to Create “Vintage Vegas Experience”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L: The VIP Fitting Room at The Mob Museum’s Underground; R: Living Room in the
Jackie Gaughan Suite at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
(Photos courtesy Chris Wessling for The Mob Museum and El Cortez) 

THE MOB MUSEUM, EL CORTEZ HOTEL & CASINO COLLABORATE TO CREATE “VINTAGE VEGAS EXPERIENCE” – A DELUXE DOWNTOWN
LAS VEGAS GETAWAY  

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement and the El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas’ longest continuously operating hotel-casino, announce an exclusive package to offer Las Vegas enthusiasts an epic “Vintage Vegas Experience.” This first-ever collaboration pairs VIP access to The Mob Museum with two unparalleled nights in the Jackie Gaughan Suite at the historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino.

“The Mob Museum’s exhibits provide unexpected insights into Mob history with a focus of the evolution of Las Vegas—and the El Cortez has stood witness to much of that evolution,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “For guests fascinated by the city’s past, this distinctive, Downtown Las Vegas getaway will surely be appealing.”

Guests will enjoy two nights’ accommodation in the immaculately preserved suite, which was the home of the late casino magnate Jackie Gaughan beginning in 1980. A bookmaker from Nebraska, Gaughan had relocated to Las Vegas in 1950 and bought a stake in the Flamingo. At that time, being in the casino business meant regular contact with the city’s organized crime figures. In fact, with the purchase of the El Cortez in 1963, Gaughan “inherited” aging mobster Irish Green because former El Cortez owner Bugsy Siegel had promised to house him at the hotel for life.

Following Gaughan’s passing in 2014, the hotel’s current owners, the Epstein family, opted to honor his legacy by maintaining the suite’s original 1980s style, which Gaughan’s wife Bertie designed. Original décor includes pink upholstered walls and floors, brass built-ins, hand-carved wooden double doors with brass door pulls in the shape of “J” and “G” and a pink marbled tub with gold swan features. Situated on the 15th floor, the suite encompasses 2,700 square feet, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, one romper room, a full kitchen and a spacious living and dining area. Guests will also receive a $150 food and beverage credit and elevated dining experience at Siegel’s 1941. Named after former-owner and notorious gangster, Bugsy Siegel, the restaurant offers extensive menus filled with modern twists on classic American standards.

At The Mob Museum, guests will receive two Premier Passes, including general Museum admission plus access into the Firearm Training Simulator and the Crime Lab and a guided tour with Geoff Schumacher, senior director of content. Plus, guests will enjoy an immersive Prohibition history experience in the Museum’s Underground. Here, they will discover the intriguing stories behind Prohibition in America and how it led to the proliferation of organized crime—which played an undeniable role in the development of Las Vegas later in the 20th century. Guests will explore exhibits and authentic artifacts, as well as enjoy two hours in the exclusive, hidden Fitting Room VIP area with $100 food and beverage credit, plus a private, guided distillery tour and moonshine tasting with a Museum distillery staff member. The in-house distilled moonshine is as smooth as it can get, made with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV.

“This amazing VIP package represents the evolution of a successful long-term partnership between El Cortez and The Mob Museum,” said Adam Wiesberg, Assistant General Manager of the El Cortez. “Both organizations cherish and preserve the rich history of this great city so we couldn’t ask for a better partner.”

The full package is designed for two guests with a maximum of up to four guests; components follow:

  • Two nights in El Cortez Hotel & Casino’s Jackie Gaughan Suite
  • $150 food and beverage credit at Siegel’s 1941 restaurant
  • Two Premier Passes at The Mob Museum, including access into the Firearm Training Simulator and the Crime Lab
  • Private, guided tour with Museum’s resident historian
  • Two hours in The Underground’s VIP room
  • $100 food and beverage credit in The Underground
  • Private, guided distillery tour and moonshine tasting with a Museum distillery staff

This package starts at $2,550 and will be available through Dec. 31, 2019. For more information, go to https://themobmuseum.org/vintage-vegas-experience/ or call (702) 724-8631.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” Nevada Magazine’s “Best Museum” and “Best Place to Get Married,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

ABOUT EL CORTEZ HOTEL & CASINO
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With over 300 remodeled hotel rooms, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In February 2013, the historic hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The El Cortez casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and just under 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. Dining options at El Cortez include: Siegel’s 1941 and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive “Morning Noon and Night” menu and live entertainment, Naked City Pizza, Eureka! and Shinya Maru Ramen. 

 

The Mob Museum Announces July Programs

 

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROGRAMS

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for July.

Summertime Visitors’ Discount
All during July, The Mob Museum will offer out-of-state guests $10 off general admission when visiting with a Nevada resident after 5 p.m. daily. Good for up to two guests per Nevada resident with valid ID.

Blood Drive with American Red Cross

  • Date: Friday, July 5
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Third floor of the Oscar B. Goodman Room at The Mob Museum.
  • Description: The Mob Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor its blood drive. As part of its commitment to the community, the Museum is pleased to offer one complimentary single admission to each person donating blood on Friday, July 5, at The Mob Museum site. The ticket may be used through December 31, 2019. 

Follow The Money: The Treasury Department’s Century-Long War on the Mob – Part 3

  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Speaker: Paul Camacho, a retired IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge, charts the Treasury Department’s historic efforts to take down Mob bosses and corrupt public officials.
  • Description: For a century, “follow the money” has been an essential mantra for law enforcement agencies probing organized crime. In “1940 to 1945 – Treasury Targets the Wartime Rackets,” part three of this four-part lecture series, Camacho discusses how the wartime economy created almost Prohibition-like opportunities for racketeers in the black market. Treasury agents went after war profiteers, including counterfeiters of currency and war bonds and rationing stamps. The Nazis were another target, as they were trying to launder money in the United States.

 

Science of a Crime: Latent Fingerprints

  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Time:
    • Presentation in English – 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Presentation in Spanish – 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Organized Crime Today exhibition on the first floor.
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Description: Each month, the Museum’s Science of Crime presentations explore the disciplines and sciences that encompass forensic analysis. During the July program, David Johnson, a certified latent print examiner with more than 11 years of fingerprint analysis experience for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory, will present. Guests will explore the processes of analyzing and understanding latent fingerprints and how forensic scientists match them to help solve crimes.  

Community Safety Forum: School Safety

  • Date: Sunday, July 21
  • Time:  2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Historic courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free, including free Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Also thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
  • Description: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will lead a program on what parents and guardians should know about school safety, school violence prevention initiatives and outreach. This program will be offered in English and then in Spanish.

Follow The Money: The Treasury Department’s Century-Long War on the Mob – Part 4

  • Date: Saturday, July 27
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Speaker: Paul Camacho, a retired IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge, charts the Treasury Department’s historic efforts to take down Mob bosses and corrupt public officials.
  • Description: For a century, “follow the money” has been an essential mantra for law enforcement agencies probing organized crime. In “1946 to 1955 – Treasury Follows the Money in a New Age,” the final part of this four-part lecture series, Camacho discusses the postwar era and how federal law enforcement faced new challenges. President Harry Truman replaced Treasury’s seasoned law enforcers with political friends. Meanwhile, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s focus on Communism blinded him to the emergence of a national crime syndicate. But the spirit of transformational Treasury Department figures Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and Elmer Irey prevailed, as the power of following the money continued to put crime bosses behind bars.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces July Promotions and Programs

 

The Moonshine Mayhem cocktail made with house-distilled moonshine at The Underground. (Photo credit: The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROMOTIONS, PROGRAMS

 

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for July.

 

 Happy Hour

  • Date: Sundays through Thursdays
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Description: The Underground’s new happy hour specials include $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine and food.

Jazz Nights

  • Date: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Description: Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week. The night features local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Use the secret password Cool Cats for free admission. Performing in July will be Dame Madelyn, who provides a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (July 4); Nik at Nite melds classic tunes with personal stories and anecdotes about his friendship with Frank Sinatra and his days in Las Vegas (July 5); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (July 6, 27); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (July 12, 13, 19); Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (July 11, 20, 26); and Naomi Mauro singing the greatest songs from the Roaring 20s to jazz, pop, R&B and Motown (July 18, 25).

80 Years of Being Oscar: Celebrating Oscar B. Goodman’s 80th Birthday

  • Date: July 24
  • Time: Starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Description: Cheers to Oscar! Celebrate Oscar Goodman’s 80th birthday with an evening of candid commentary from the man of the hour, hosted by Geoff Schumacher, senior director of content. The Museum will honor the former Las Vegas mayor, Mob defense attorney and visionary behind the establishment of The Mob Museum with fun facts and anecdotes. All attendees can play along with a customized game of bingo, enjoy drink specials, birthday cupcakes and prizes to cap off the festivities.

Industry Night

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Description: Each Monday, The Underground speakeasy and distillery hosts Industry Night. Nevada service industry professionals will receive 20 percent off their tab and free Champagne. Must show valid employment ID to redeem this offer.

Distillery Tours

  • Day/Time: Tours are offered Monday through Friday at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $12
  • Description: During these tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka, as well as The Underground’s Jamaica ginger-infused moonshine. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons who would like to visit the speakeasy only and can enter by visiting the podium or the side door using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.