The Mob Museum Nominated For Best Las Vegas Attraction by USA TODAY

The Mob Museum, one of the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice nominees for Best Las Vegas Attraction.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

 

THE MOB MUSEUM NOMINATED FOR USA TODAY 10BEST READERS’ CHOICE
AWARDS FOR BEST LAS VEGAS ATTRACTION

Selected by a panel of experts, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has been nominated for Best Las Vegas Attraction for the HE MOB MUSEUM2020 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels and things to do. Nominees for all categories are chosen editorially by a panel of relevant experts.

“With so much to see, do and experience in Las Vegas, it is an honor to be nominated alongside the city’s best attractions,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum.

Now through Monday, Sept. 7, readers can vote for the candidate of their choice once a day at 10best.com.

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ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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 exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring an award-winning speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. 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. 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, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

The Mob Museum Accepting Bookings for Small, Private Events

Event set-up inside the Museum’s historic courtroom.
Wedding set-up in the Museum’s historic courtroom
The Underground speakeasy inside The Mob Museum

THE MOB MUSEUM ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR SMALL, PRIVATE EVENTS
UP TO 50 GUESTS

Reservations for Holiday Season Events Made before Sept. 30, 2020 to Receive Complimentary Upgrades

Bookings Also Available for Larger, Future Events

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, offers safe, exclusive event spaces for private groups up to 50 in compliance with public health and safety guidelines. It is accepting bookings for small groups, as well as future bookings for larger events.

With the ability to accommodate private events for as few as two guests, the Museum can host intimate elopements, weddings, vow renewals, bachelor and bachelorette parties, receptions and corporate gatherings. Event planning, A/V and service options offered by the Museum events team ensure every event is stress-free and memorable. Best of all, the Museum provides a historic backdrop and distinctive ambience amidst hundreds of artifacts, far exceeding anything offered by a typical Las Vegas convention venue.

Special Offers:

  • Reservations made for the holiday season and booked before Sept. 30, 2020 will include a complimentary, interactive team-building activity such as Mob-themed bingo or a live trivia game.
  • To reflect reduced occupancy limits, the Museum is offering reduced pricing on spaces ideal for small weddings, private corporate events and other special occasions.
  • Bookings may also be made for future events with larger capacities, with no cancellation penalties through Dec. 31, 2020.

Private Event Venues:

  • The Underground: Encompassing 2,814 square feet, The Underground is appointed with luxurious, Art Deco design motifs making it the perfect setting for an intimate roaring twenties-themed cocktail party. Guests are encouraged to ponder the time when consuming alcohol was not only a criminal act, but also bred secret watering holes–some of which became the most glamorous places to be. The Speakeasy cocktail menu includes typical Prohibition cocktails such as Bee’s Knees, Underground Old Fashioned, Ginger Jake and Giggle Water. A variety of coffee cocktails, draft beer, bottled beer, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available. Presentations may be arranged on a stage or on multiple, programmable flat-screen TVs. Maximum occupancy: 130 guests; reduced capacity to follow public health guidelines: 50 guests.
  • The Distillery: Situated right inside The Underground is The Distillery. Separated from the speakeasy by sliding barn doors, the centerpiece of this space is a 60-gallon, copper-pot moonshine still which can produce 250 750-mL jars of 100-percent corn mash moonshine each week. Available varieties include the Museum’s signature moonshine, Cinn-City and Ginger Jake. This room also has a 55-inch mounted display screen available with programmable A/V capabilities. Maximum occupancy: 30 guests; reduced capacity to follow public heath guidelines: 12 guests.
  • The Fitting Room: The Underground’s most private and exclusive space is the VIP room, a hideaway concealed by a secret entrance off the Speakeasy. Maximum capacity: 12 guests in a lounge atmosphere; reduced capacity to follow current public health guidelines: four guests.
  • The Historic Courtroom: Upon stepping inside the Museum’s historic courtroom, guests are instantly transported to mid-century Las Vegas. The most famous hearing ever held in the second-floor courtroom occurred on November 15, 1950, when a committee led by Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver interviewed several witnesses about organized crime involvement in the Las Vegas casino industry. Painstakingly restored to its 1950 appearance, the courtroom offers multiple projection screens and full A/V support onsite.  Maximum occupancy: 180 guests reception-style; reduced capacity to follow current public health guidelines: 58 guests.

Full Museum Buyouts:

  • In addition to hosting small events in the near-term, the Museum continues to accept future bookings for full Museum buyouts. Having access to the entire Museum offers an unparalleled vintage experience, including top-level service options and 21, 000  square feet of space encompassing four floors. Guests will experience the Museum’s full scope of educational content, historical artifacts, detailed exhibits and The Underground—its basement-level speakeasy and distillery. Available programming features include onsite catering, logo placement, enhanced lighting, housekeeping, all event and operations staff. Maximum occupancy: 730 guests reception-style and 415 seated.

Elopement Packages:
Two unique wedding experiences designed for up to 10 guests offer attractive options, especially considering the current times:

  • Roaring 20s Elopement package for Two: Couples can enjoy an intimate speakeasy-inspired ceremony and celebration in the elegant, hidden VIP room. The VIP room is located adjacent to the speakeasy behind a secret door. This elopement package includes:
    • Wedding officiant.
    • A specialty cocktail toast.
    • Two hours of private use of the VIP room.
    • Guest access to the Museum.
    • One 1 ounce bottle of The Mob Museum house-made hand sanitizer.
    • Two Mob Museum branded souvenir masks.
    • One 50 mL bottle of souvenir house-made moonshine.
  • Roaring 20s Moonshine Wedding: Couples can celebrate with friends and family with a ceremony in The Distillery. This package allows the couple to celebrate with up to 10 guests.
    • Wedding officiant.
    • Complimentary samples of Moonshine for the wedding party after the ceremony.
    • Wedding bouquet and boutonnière.
    • Two-hour cocktail party in The Distillery.
    • Museum admission for the couple and all guests.
    • Wedding favors including individual bottles of hand sanitizer, a branded Mob Museum mask and 50 mL of house-made Moonshine.

For more information about private event options and pricing please visit https://themobmuseum.org/events/private-events/special-events/ or contact the Museum at (702) 724-8622 or sales@themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition, featuring a speakeasy, distillery and VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Informative and entertaining exhibits, videos and artifacts tell the stories of the Roaring Twenties, which saw the rise of flappers, jazz and the Mob, and stories of bootleggers, rum runners and the government agencies who tried to take them down. 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.

The centerpiece of the distillery is a working copper pot still that produces award-winning moonshine, named Best Moonshine in the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary access to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the password, 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) nonprofit 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 exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring an award-winning speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. 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. 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, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

The Mob Museum Now Produces Hand Sanitizer, Donates to Non-Profits

 

 

 

 

The Mob Museum’s Hand Sanitizer
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum) 

THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS HAND SANITIZER PRODUCTION TO ITS OPERATION, DONATES PRODUCT TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS

Museum’s FDA-Approved Sanitizer Now Available for Purchase
in 1-ounce and Commercial, Gallon-Size Containers

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces the addition of a hand sanitizer production operation to its distillery in The Underground Prohibition history exhibition space. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum realized it was well-positioned to help satisfy the overwhelming demand for hand sanitizer for their employees and guests, and within the community, while creating a viable revenue stream to support its operations.

The Mob Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to advance the public’s understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.

“We’re proud to have been able to adapt our operation to provide a valuable resource to local community non-profit partners, especially during these challenging times,” says Ashley Miller, vice president of marketing, communication and sales, The Mob Museum. “In addition to community donations, the Museum is excited to announce that we are now selling 1-ounce hand sanitizer bottles, customized bottles with business logos or messages, and commercial, gallon-size containers.

The house-made liquid hand sanitizer is produced with 80 percent denatured alcohol and mixed in the Museum’s distillery located in The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition in the basement floor of the Museum. The Museum’s distillery team mixes the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of its moonshine with other high grade ethanol.

The Mob Museum’s hand sanitizer is now available to purchase here.

In addition to being available for consumers to purchase, the Museum has identified a number of non-profits with a significant need within the local community and has created a program to assist with donation requests. UNLV’s School of Medicine is among the local organizations the Museum has donated to.

“We are happy to see The Mob Museum demonstrating some good old fashioned resourcefulness during this pandemic,” says Paul Joncich manager of media relations, UNLV School of Medicine. “The hand sanitizer they are making will be a helpful tool in the UNLV School of Medicine’s classrooms and clinics.”

Beginning August 1 and running through Aug. 31, with every ounce of sanitizer the Museum sells, they will donate the equivalent to another local non-profit organization. Restrictions apply. Please check the website for details.

If you are interested in sponsoring this program or donating directly to The Mob Museum to further assist with their mission, please reach out to sales@themobmuseum.org. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Revenue raised by the sale of the Museum’s hand sanitizer will help to further the Museum’s mission, deepen its reach within the community and ensure its future as a vibrant cultural destination in Las Vegas.

Non-profit organizations interested in receiving donations of the Museum’s hand sanitizer can submit their request by completing this form. For more information regarding the Museum, 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) nonprofit 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 exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring an award-winning speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. 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. 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, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND:
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition, featuring a speakeasy, distillery and VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Informative and entertaining exhibits, videos and artifacts tell the stories of the Roaring Twenties, which saw the rise of flappers, jazz and the Mob, and stories of bootleggers, rum runners and the government agencies who tried to take them down. 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.

The centerpiece of the distillery is a working copper pot still that produces award-winning moonshine, named Best Moonshine in the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary access to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the password, published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

The Mob Museum Announces July and August Programs and Promotions

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY, AUGUST PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS 

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

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

Howard Hughes, Las Vegas and the Mob: Fact vs. Fiction (This event is sold out, but a waitlist and a live stream are available.)

  • Date: Wednesday, July 22
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: To watch a livestream of this event click on the “Watch” button here at 7 p.m. To be added on the waitlist click here.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
    Description: The Mob Museum’s Vice President of Exhibits and Programs, Geoff Schumacher, author of a newly revised and expanded biography of Howard Hughes, will discuss the myths surrounding the billionaire’s profound effect on the community and the Mob’s hold on the Las Vegas Strip. The Mob Museum is providing a live streaming of the presentation.

July Cocktail Special: Clara Bow

  • Date: July 10 to July 31
  • Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the basement of The Mob Museum.
  • Description: Clara Bow was a popular 1920s actress and flapper whose look influenced a generation of young women. In honor of her birthday, the Museum is featuring the Clara Bow cocktail, a mix of bourbon, lemon juice, elderflower liquor and grenadine. The cocktail is available all day in The Underground for $12.

Operation Summer Camp

  • Date: July 6 to July 31
  • Time: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Online. The virtual summer camp details are available here.
  • Cost: Regular price is $150 per camper and member price is $125.
  • Description: “Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, 3-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. The Mob Museum is offering two camps targeting different age groups:
    • “Operation Investigation” is appropriate for campers age 10 through 14 years old where activities each day will focus on a different topic, including how to build a case by collecting evidence, analyzing DNA, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, witness interrogation and more.
    • “Operation: Forensic Science” is recommended for campers 12 through 16 years old. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more.

Special Agent Kit for Operation Summer Camp

  • Date: Throughout July
  • Location: Online. Purchase a kit here.
  • Cost: $65 per participant. 
  • Description: The activity kits are designed for participants to complete on their own time. Every kit includes videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and more, as well as weekly optional virtual check-ins with educators and other campers to review their kits and projects. The kit, recommended for ages 10 and up, includes two activities for campers to complete each day, such as videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and other fun activities. Educational topics covered in this kit include crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, undercover police work and more. The “Special Agent Kit” may be mailed or picked up at the Museum.

Virtual Community Safety Forum: The Science of COVID-19

  • Date: Friday, July 24
  • Location: Online. To watch this virtual forum click here.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: In the ninth installment of The Mob Museum’s community safety forum virtual series, the discussion will focus on the unique challenges Las Vegas faces while responding to COVID-19. Local epidemiologist Brian Labus explains why experts decided to shut down the Las Vegas Strip and instead stress social distancing guidelines. The forum will also cover the prospects for therapeutic medicines and vaccines, and what it’s like to work on an outbreak of this scale. This event is sponsored by NV Energy.

Untangling the Web: The Kennedys, the Mob and Las Vegas

  • Date: Thursday, August 13
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
  • Description: For brothers John and Robert Kennedy, the connections to Las Vegas ranged from sex to politics, including a government investigation threatening to shut down the city. Las Vegas historian Michael Green will explore the complex historical webs linking the Kennedy family, organized crime and local politicians.

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, all guests are required to wear face coverings and will receive a complimentary bottle of FDA-approved hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, while supplies last. All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.

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

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. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. 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. 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, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

The Mob Museum Launches New Exhibition – “Rise of the Cartels: International Drug Trafficking in the Americas”

 

Photos of the Rise of the Cartels: International Drug Trafficking in the Americas” Exhibition at The Mob Museum. (Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM LAUNCHES NEW FIRST-FLOOR EXHIBITION – “RISE OF THE CARTELS: INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THE AMERICAS”

 The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces a new temporary exhibition titled “Rise of the Cartels: International Drug Trafficking in the Americas.” The exhibition is located on The Mob Museum’s first-floor.

The exhibition explores the history of international drug trafficking in North and South America, providing insights about infamous drug lords such as Pablo Escobar as well as an architectural model of the Mexican prison and tunnels tracing the escape route for drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. It also examines fact versus fiction in the popular Netflix television series “Narcos” and “Narcos: Mexico.”

The exhibition features artifacts on loan from four different retired Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) special agents who battled the cartels in Colombia and Mexico from the 1970s through the 1990s. Select artifacts on display were provided by two former agents, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, who helped take down Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and whose work inspired the “Narcos” series. These artifacts include original documents, photos, badges, awards, clothing, a firearm and other objects directly tied to the agents’ battles with drug cartels. Additionally, a video montage will feature original photographs from Murphy and Pena’s personal collection.

Other artifacts were provided by former special agents James “Jaime” Kuykendall and Pedro “Pete” Hernandez, who were stationed in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the 1980s and worked closely with special agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Mexican cartel members in 1985. Kuykendall is a major character in “Narcos: Mexico.”

The exhibition also will feature artifacts from the Museum’s collection, including a rare original copy of a commemorative leather-bound book of political cartoons that Escobar published not long before his death.

To plan a visit and purchase tickets in advance or for information about the Museum’s current health and safety protocols, visit https://themobmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/purchase-tickets/tickets/.

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.

The Mob Museum Hosts Virtual “Operation Summer Camp” Beg. July 6

THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS “OPERATION SUMMER CAMP,” FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP BEGINNING JULY 6

 For the first time, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host “Operation Summer Camp,” a virtual summer camp offered beginning Monday, July 6. Camp sessions will incorporate fun, hands-on programming for youth ages 8 to 17 years old, delivering age-appropriate STEM and social studies activities focused on criminal investigation and forensic science. The new program displays the Museum’s commitment to community and is available to students who live in Las Vegas and to youth nationally with mailing services.

“Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, 3-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure, providing a total of 4 to 5 hours’ worth of activities per day. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. Two camps targeting different age groups are available:

  • “Operation: Investigation” – appropriate for campers age 8 through 14 years old or rising grades 3 through 8. Each day will focus on a different topic, including how to build a case by collecting evidence, analyzing DNA, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, witness interrogation and more. Offered weeks of July 6 and July 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. PDT. Each session can accommodate 25 campers.
  • “Operation: Forensic Science” – appropriate for campers age 11 through 17 years old or rising grades 6 through 12. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more. Offered weeks of July 13 and July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. PDT. Each session can accommodate 25 campers.

The cost for Operation Summer Camp is $150 per camper or $125 for Museum Members. Cost includes a prepared kit with all activities and materials needed to complete summer camp projects. Kits will be available for pick up at The Mob Museum or campers’ families can request for the kit to be mailed. To become a member and to take advantage of membership pricing for Summer Camp, click here.

In addition to these camp experiences, the Museum will offer “Mob Museum Special Agent Kits,” a budget-friendly, flexible option including activities that can be completed at the camper’s leisure without the confines of daily Zoom calls or check-ins. The kit, recommended for ages 10 and up, includes two activities for campers to complete each day, such as videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and other fun activities. Educational topics covered in this kit include crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, undercover police work and more. In addition to activity kits, campers will also have access to three optional video check-ins with educators and fellow campers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PDT to review their kits and projects. Campers can pick up their “Special Agent Kit” in person at a pre-reserved date and time at the Museum or request for the kit to be mailed. Space is limited, up to 150 campers may participate each week and the cost is $65 per participant.

All registered campers will be invited to join the program capstone event, “Summer Camp Family Night,” which takes place on the final day of camp, Friday at 4:30 p.m. PDT. During this activity, campers and their families participate in a camp-exclusive forensic activity and trivia game. Each week, winners of Family Night will be awarded a family-four pack of tickets to visit The Mob Museum.

For more information or to purchase Operation Summer Camp or Mob Museum Special Agent kits, 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 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.

The Mob Museum Resumes Operations Sunday, May 31

 

 

An image of The Mob Museum building. (Photo courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM RESUMES OPERATIONS SUNDAY, MAY 31

Admission to Include Free Hand Sanitizer Made in The Underground’s Distillery

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is prepared to reopen on Sunday, May 31, 2020, contingent on the State of Nevada and local authorities lifting general restrictions. As it resumes operations, the award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization will have new public health protocols in effect, developed in accordance with Centers for Disease Control, Southern Nevada Health District guidelines and industry specific best practices, to ensure the well-being and safety of all staff and guests. In addition, the Museum will provide each guest with a complimentary bottle of FDA approved 80 percent ethanol liquid hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, for a limited time.

“We eagerly look forward to welcoming back our guests and we have taken the utmost care to ensure that they, along with our team members, can enjoy the safest possible Museum environment,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “Our commitment to preserving history, fostering public discourse, and providing enriching, one-of-a-kind experiences remains unchanged.”

In addition to existing sanitization procedures and health and safety protocols, the Museum announces the following policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All individuals will be required to wear face masks for the duration of their time inside the Museum, with exceptions made only at management discretion in situations where sufficient alternative precautions are possible. Upon entering the building, each guest will receive a complimentary face mask to use if one is not already in possession.
  • The Museum will limit entry to approximately one-third of its previous operating capacity, and individual exhibit spaces will have capacity levels kept to half of posted fire code.
  • Purchasing tickets in advance online or over the phone with selected dates and times will be strongly encouraged to manage capacity.
  • A wellness check process will be employed for all individuals entering the building to reduce the likelihood of preventable exposure. This will include temperature checks with no-contact scanners for all employees, volunteers, vendors and guests.
  • Included with every ticket purchased, for a limited time, each guest will be provided with a complimentary bottle of 80 percent ethanol hand sanitizer. Guests may also opt for complimentary gloves and a stylus for use on Museum interactives.
  • Exhibits throughout the Museum have been reconfigured to better manage guest flow and to reduce physical handling. In some cases, videos and interactives have been modified.
  • High-efficiency particulate air filters will be used in The Underground for optimal filtration.
  • Speakeasy seating will be no more than half of fire code, with a minimum of six feet separation between tables. Single-use menus and other table service precautions will minimize contact.
  • The frequency of deep sanitizing occurring after-hours will be dramatically increased.  The process and disinfectants used will be certified by a hospital grade cleaning service.

All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.

Special hours for the vulnerable population, and their caretakers, will be available on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The Museum offers a special rate to all Nevada residents of $16.95, which is a 40 percent discount off regular admission. A daily Happy Hour ticket is available for all out-of-state visitors after 5 p.m. for $19.95.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance, please 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 Virtual Community Safety Forum on COVID-19 Fraud

 

Graphic for The Mob Museum’s COVID-19 Virtual Community Safety Forum
(Screenshot courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM DEBUTS VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM TO ADDRESS COVID-19 FRAUD

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces a virtual edition of its monthly Community Safety Forum series. This month’s forum specifically addresses how Nevada is fighting fraud during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The series provides content on an array of topics and is made possible thanks to a sponsorship from NV Energy and is available for viewing on the Museum’s YouTube channel linked here.

Nevada’s COVID-19 Fraud Task Force, comprising local, state and federal investigators and prosecutors, has received more than 400 complaints regarding suspected scams targeting citizens. These scams involve everything from false offers of antibody tests to phishing scams designed to obtain sensitive information such as bank information and social security numbers. Senior Deputy Attorney General Laura Tuck from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office joins The Mob Museum’s Director of Public Programs Shakala Alvaranga to discuss ways Nevadans can protect themselves during these unprecedented times.

For additional virtual educational and entertainment resources, visit The Mob Museum’s website, its blog for fresh and timely content, as well as its Mobile App for easy access to more digital Museum information as well as the entertaining “Doppelgangster” feature, which matches users with their Mob history lookalike drawn from a database of more than 800 organized crime and law enforcement figures.

For more information, please 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 Introduces First-Ever Virtual Tours

 

 

 

 

L to R: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall exhibit; golf ball marker belonging to Moe Dalitz; moonshine distillery in The Underground Prohibition history exhibition.
(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE MOB MUSEUM RELEASES THREE-PART VIRTUAL GUIDED TOUR ENCOMPASSING ALL FOUR FLOORS OF EXHIBITS

New Virtual Tours Available Here 

 For the first time since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces virtual, guided tours highlighting its most popular exhibitions and artifacts. These tours offer enriching and entertaining ways to enjoy the Museum during its temporary closure due to COVID-19.

“This virtual tour provides a great taste of what our Museum’s exhibition spaces have to offer,” says Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs. “Of course, there is so much more to see when we resume operations.”

The new, virtual tour is split into three parts, following the itinerary guests take when physically visiting the Museum:

  • Birth of the Mob: Starting with the Museum’s historic postal boxes in the building’s lobby, make your way up to the third floor, where you’ll learn about the rise of organized crime, the history of Prohibition and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, which took place in the north side of Chicago with seven members of George “Bugs” Moran’s bootlegging gang.
  • The Mob and Las Vegas: From the Kefauver Committee hearings in our historic courtroom to the Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal car bombing, take a virtual tour of the Mob’s rise in Las Vegas and the responses of law enforcement to the scourge of organized crime in the Museum’s second-floor exhibits.
  • The Mob in Politics and Culture: Journey through the Museum’s newest exhibits on the first floor covering wiretapping, modern organized crime and the Mob on TV, and end your virtual tour in The Underground, where you’ll learn more about Prohibition in our fully immersive speakeasy and distillery.

For additional virtual educational and entertainment resources, visit The Mob Museum’s website, its blog for fresh and timely content, as well as its Mobile App for easy access to more digital Museum information as well as the entertaining “Doppelgangster” feature, which matches users with their Mob history lookalike drawn from a database of more than 800 organized crime and law enforcement figures.

For more information, please 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’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.