The Underground Announces February Promotions and Programs

 

The Kickback at The Underground; photo credit: The Mob Museum 

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for February.

The Mob Museum Anniversary, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In celebration of the Museum’s anniversary, The Underground will feature food and drink specials, including select $8 handcrafted cocktails and 20% off all food menu items. Cocktails available at this discounted price include the Prohibition classics Southside, Scofflaw and The Chicago.  Discounted dishes offered at 20 percent off include the Beer Cheese with Pretzel Bites, Cheese Pizza and Pastry Pigs with Whiskey Mustard.

National Drink Wine Day, Starting Monday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 24 in honor of National Drink Wine Day, enjoy 25 percent off wine by the glass all day in The Underground speakeasy.

Jazz Nights, Saturdays, 7 – 11 p.m.  Jazz returns to The Underground with live performances by Kai Brant and The Old Fashions. Brant performs jazz, blues and pop classics, while The Old Fashions blend the best of the jazz and blues worlds with classics from Sinatra to Armstrong.

Jazz Night Performance Schedule:
Feb. 2 – The Old Fashions
Feb. 9 – Las Vegas Jazz Trio featuring Kai Brant
Feb. 16 – The Old Fashions
Feb. 23 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo

 

Wiseguy Wednesday: Trivia Night at The Underground, Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Is there anything more satisfying than drinking and thinking at the same time? The Mob Museum’s monthly Trivia Night is a fun and fact-filled contest to find out who can have the best time while also showing off their knowledge in a range of vintage Las Vegas, organized crime and law enforcement-related categories. Of course, there’s no better setting for such an activity than The Underground distillery, part of The Mob Museum’s Prohibition exhibition. The contest will feature four rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for teams finishing first, second and third. Complimentary entry with password “Trivia Night” at The Underground’s side entrance; teams should register in advance here.

Distillery Tours, daily on the hour from 12 to 4 p.m. on weekdays; 12 to 5 p.m. on weekends. During these $12 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 and the Jamaica ginger infusion. 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.

Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

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

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, 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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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.

Las Vegas’ Mob Museum, Chicago History Museum Partner to Recognize 90th Anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Feb. 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall, courtesy The Mob Museum/ Jeff Green; file photos courtesy of the Chicago History Museum) 

THE MOB MUSEUM PARTNERS WITH CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM,
CHICAGO 00 PROJECT TO RECOGNIZE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE, THURSDAY, FEB. 14 

Free Museum Admission Offered for Nevada Residents, Buy-one Get-one Admission for Non-residents from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement,  will commemorate its seventh anniversary with a one-day-only special opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 14, presented in partnership with the Chicago History Museum. The event coincides with the 90th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. For the first time, all visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to experience The Chicago 00 Project’s virtual reality experience dedicated to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, courtesy of a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation. In addition, Nevada residents will receive free admission and non-Nevada residents will receive buy-one, get-one admission all day beginning at 9 a.m.

“From the day the Museum opened, on February 14, 2012, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre wall and related ballistics evidence have been among our most important artifacts. Because of these objects, the Museum stands uniquely positioned to tell this story,” explained Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “We are delighted to partner with The Chicago 00 Project, a collaboration between the Chicago History Museum and Professor Geoffrey Alan Rhodes of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, to bring this new, technologically enhanced, historically rich insight into the Massacre to our visitors.”

Released in February 2017, this award-winning VR experience transports audiences to the exact spots where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre events unfolded by superimposing images from then and now in virtual reality. Audiences can use their smartphones and wear Google Cardboard VR Goggles or use the Museum’s latest technology, Oculus Go, on YouTube’s 360 channel to be immersed in the site.  A narrator tells the story of the massacre while giving a virtual tour of five sites and more than 30 historical photos and documents from the Chicago History Museum’s archive. It provides eye-opening insights into the infamous Feb. 14, 1929 event, when Chicago police discovered the bodies of seven men, all shot in the back and riddled with bullets in a northside garage. The site and men were associated with the Prohibition-era bootlegging gangs, then led by Al Capone and Bugs Moran. The gruesome photographs of the scene ran on the front page of newspapers across the country and were some of the most influential crime photos in American history. The photos collected here—some well-known, some rare—tell this familiar Chicago story in a new and compelling way.

“The Chicago History Museum is pleased to work with The Mob Museum to mark the 90th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” said John Russick, vice president, interpretation and education, Chicago History Museum. “The Chicago 00 virtual reality experience of the Massacre was designed to offer users a unique, immersive and visceral encounter with this terrible event, which helped shape the country’s attitudes toward Prohibition and led to the prosecution and eventual incarceration of Al Capone.” 

The Chicago 00 Project was created to produce and publish a series of site-specific, interactive, immersive multimedia experiences designed to showcase the Chicago History Museum’s film, photo and sound archive and share Chicago’s stories in new and unique ways.

“All Chicago 00 new media projects were inspired by our team’s fascination with historical images,” said Rhodes. “The news photographs of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre are shocking–even today. Those pictures were hugely influential. Placing them into the actual site gives people a fresh way to see these astonishing images for what they are. The early 1900s filmmaker, D.W. Griffith, predicted that someday film technology would create experiences of history unlike anything that had come before.  Maybe virtual and augmented reality are that prediction realized.”

In addition to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall and the Chicago 00 experience, Museum guests can see other permanent exhibits related to the Massacre. Other artifacts include  ballistics evidence recovered from the scene and original coroner’s documents concerning the victims and reports prepared by pioneering forensic scientist, Calvin Goddard.

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

ABOUT THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
The Chicago History Museum serves as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration and civic engagement. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago’s stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. Located at 1601 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. To learn more visit chicagohistory.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.

ABOUT THE CHICAGO 00 PROJECT
The CHICAGO 00 Project is a collaboration between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes to create a series of new media products that activate the Museum’s archive. Exceptional examples of historical film, photos and sound are combined with present-day sites to tell historical stories. Experiences are published and shared for free through augmented reality and virtual reality apps, 360 VR videos and Google Streetview panoramas. To learn more visitchicago00.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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 to Host National Bootlegger’s Day, Jan. 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: The Underground’s moonshine still; The Underground speakeasy
(Photo credit: Chris Wessling) 

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST
NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER’S DAY, JAN. 17

 

WHAT:
The Underground speakeasy and distillery at The Mob Museum will host a National Bootlegger’s Day celebration, sponsored by Iowa Legendary Rye, John L. Sullivan and Black Bull. Attendees will party like it’s 1929 with complimentary spirit samplings, drink specials, Prohibition-history presentations and live music by the Old Fashions. FREE entry will be provided through The Underground’s side entrance with the password, “Bootlegger.” 

WHO:
Iowa Legendary Rye Whiskey: Born on a small farm in Iowa during the Prohibition era of the 1920s, Iowa Legendary Rye was originally distilled by a local grandmother and clandestine bootlegger. This is her recipe for a truly legendary 100 percent Rye Whiskey using grain grown locally in Carroll County, Iowa and distilled in small batches of 26-gallon stills.

John L. Sullivan: John L. Sullivan was known as the Boston Strong Boy. He was the last Bare-Knuckle Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the world and the first Gloved Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World. Similar to his boxing persona, Sullivan was larger than life outside of the ring. A regular in pubs across the country, he enjoyed his whiskey the same way he enjoyed all his vices – to excess.  John L. Sullivan is a small-batch Irish whiskey named in honor of the man who created the sport of boxing as it is known today.

Black Bull Whisky: Black Bull Whisky was first produced as a blend by the Dundee-based blenders, George Wilsher & Co, in the 1860s, coming to prominence after the repeal of Prohibition in the United States in the 1930s. By the end of the 1980s, Black Bull was well-known throughout the U.S. for its distinctive flavor and unique, time-tested blends. Black Bull blends range from the vibrant, untamed Kyloe to the definitive, refined 40-year blend, offering something to suit every personality and palate.

WHEN:
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
7 to 11 p.m.

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

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 to Host New Year’s Eve in The Underground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 TO HOST NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE UNDERGROUND

 

 

WHAT:
The Underground speakeasy and distillery at The Mob  Museum is now accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve. Guests can ring in 2019 the old-fashioned way with drink specials—including Giggle Water cocktails and glasses of champagne for $6 all day—live music by jazz duo The Old Fashions and a champagne toast at midnight. Guests can enjoy free entry through the speakeasy’s side door using the password “get zozzled!” Table reservations and VIP room reservations are also available.

WHEN:
Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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

TABLE RESERVATIONS:
New Year’s Eve revelers can reserve a cozy table for two for $60 plus tax (includes one bottle of champagne) or a table for four for $120 plus tax (includes two bottles of champagne). The Underground’s private VIP Room may also be reserved that evening. To inquire about New Year’s Eve reservations, email info@themobmuseum.org or call (702) 724-8634.

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 Adds Letter Written by James “Whitey” Bulger, Other Artifacts to Collection

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS LETTER WRITTEN BY WHITEY BULGER, OTHER
ARTIFACTS TO COLLECTION

 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces the addition of new artifacts to its collection. One of the artifacts, a handwritten letter from convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, was written just 37 days before his murder in a West Virginia prison. Other new items include weapons confiscated from imprisoned gang members and a Gambino crime family hitman, a trumpet that belonged to a Prohibition-era jazz trumpeter and two authentic 1920s flapper dresses.

James “Whitey” Bulger Letter
This letter was addressed to Andrew Campbell of Illinois and dated Sept. 23, 2018, just five weeks before Bulger was murdered in his cell at the Hazelton federal penitentiary in Bruceton Hills, West Virginia. Bulger was a prolific letter-writer while in prison, often replying to letters asking him questions about his past and opinions on various subjects. Campbell, from whom the Museum acquired the letter, reports having written 10 to 12 letters before receiving a reply. In the letter, Bulger references his advanced age (he was 89) and increasingly ill health, and also notes he preferred robbing banks because the banks were insured and the workers were instructed not to resist. He wrote, “I robbed 20 banks with handguns, pump shotguns and never fired weapon or hurt anyone.” This letter soon will be on display on the Museum’s first floor.

Roy DeMeo Machete and Ice Pick – Roy DeMeo, a hitman for New York’s Gambino crime family during the 1970s and early ’80s, owned a large collection of sharp weapons, including a machete and ice pick now on display on the second floor. DeMeo and his crew were linked to more than 100 murders. Many of his victims were dismembered and buried in a Brooklyn landfill. While these weapons were DeMeo’s, the Museum does not have evidence that they were used in any murders. The Museum has a certificate of authenticity signed by Roy DeMeo’s son, Albert DeMeo.

Prison-made Weapons – Guards confiscated these makeshift weapons from inmates in Los Angeles-area jails and prisons. Inmates create lethal weapons using materials found in the facilities, including metal bed frame parts, mop handles, wire, plastic spoons and toothbrushes. This collection of weapons was collected by Richard Valdemar, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant who specialized in cases involving Hispanic gangs and the Mexican Mafia. Valdemar donated them to the Museum and they are now on display on the second floor.

Paul Mares Trumpet – Once owned by Paul Mares, a New Orleans native who became one of the top jazz trumpeters of the Prohibition era, this trumpet is now on display in The Underground speakeasy. Mares gained renown in the early 1920s playing in Mob-controlled Chicago nightclubs, later forming the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, one of the era’s most influential white jazz bands. In 1923, his band recorded five songs with jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton that are considered the first interracial jazz recordings. Mares died in 1949. Conn likely manufactured this Cavalier-brand trumpet in the early 1930s. The trumpet is on loan from the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Flapper Dresses – Two Prohibition-era flapper dresses from the Museum’s textile collection are always on display in The Underground speakeasy. For the next six months, two dresses acquired from collector Karen Brenner will be on exhibit:

Velvet Flapper Dress: This flapper dress is made of velvet, which became available to the masses in the 1920s. The blue chiffon and floral-patterned gold cut velvet were fashionable textures and patterns during the Prohibition era.

Art Deco Flapper Dress: This Art Deco-inspired flapper dress reflects two key elements of 1920s fashion. It uses silver and white designs to draw one’s eye to the shoulders and hips, emphasizing the lithe female body characteristic of the era. It also embodies the design principles of the machine age – sleek, mechanical and modern.
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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 Announces November Programs

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

 

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

Black Market Bets: The Mob and Illegal Gambling in America
DATE: Saturday, November 3
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Organized Crime Today exhibit space
COST: Free for Members or with Museum admission
Las Vegas is a strictly controlled and monitored gambling Mecca with casinos playing by the rules. However, illegal wagering remains a multimillion-dollar business, especially online, and organized crime is heavily involved. Illegal gambling is fraught with cheated customers and unpaid taxes, not to mention earnings that often fund other criminal enterprises. Organized crime expert Jay Albanese says the Mob is still active in illegal gambling rackets, and federal law enforcement struggles to keep up. This program will give participants an intimate opportunity to learn from Albanese, a renowned expert on organized crime and illegal gambling.

Wiseguy Speaker Series Event
Mob on the Water: The Book, the Movie and Organized Crime on the Docks of New York
DATE: Monday, November 5
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom
COST: Free for Members or with Museum admission
Marlon Brando’s breakout role as Terry Malloy in the 1954 film “On the Waterfront” tells the story of a young dockworker who discovers he is being used by the Mob for their dock-related operations. The movie was a fictional drama, but its story was based on actual events, which inspired author Neil G. Clark to spend five years researching the history of the underworld’s control over New York City’s waterfront. Clark’s new book, “Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront,” focuses on Irish Mob boss McGrath and other hoodlums who ruled the West Side docks from the 1930s through the 1950s, encompassing nearly 900 piers and more than 300 miles of active international commerce and trade. Clark will bring the Mob-ruled world of the New York West Side waterfront to life. Attendees will learn about:

  • New York City’s Irish Mob after Prohibition and its underworld alliance with the Italian Mafia.
  • The gangs, racketeers, and corrupt union officials who maintained iron-fisted control over the busiest port in the world.
  • A sensational murder trial that forever transformed the waterfront by bringing a nationwide network of labor racketeers to light.
  • New details about a 1930s gang war that resulted in 11 murders, six near-killings and dozens of shootings.

Kefauver Day
DATE: Thursday, November 15
TIME: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum
COST: No charge to enter the museum with valid Nevada I.D. or buy-one-get-one free for non-Nevada residents
The Mob Museum will celebrate Kefauver Day in honor of the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the building’s courtroom on that date in 1950. 

Science of Crime program: Coroner’s Office
DATE: Saturday, November 17
TIME: 2 – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum
COST: Free for Members or with Museum admission
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg will provide insights into the purpose and operation of his office. The Coroner’s Office is responsible for conducting investigations of all deaths caused by any criminal means, violence or suicide and any unattended deaths, whatever the cause. It also provides identification of the deceased, performs autopsies and medical examinations, locates next of kin and carries out all other requirements regarding deaths that fall under its jurisdiction.

Community Safety Forum
Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention  
DATE: Sunday, November 18
TIME: 2 – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom
COST: Free
Attendees will join an officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to learn tips to protect themselves and offer insight into what to do if their identity is stolen: who to report it to, how to restore credit and avoid improper criminal charges, as well as accessing available resources, such as the Nevada Identity Theft Program.

 

Thanksgiving
DATE: Thursday, November 22
TIME: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum
COST: Regular admission rates apply
The Mob Museum will be open for limited hours on Thanksgiving day.

Black Friday Book Signings
DATE: Friday, November 23
TIME: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Retail Store
COST: No charge to enter the Museum’s retail store
There are several book signings happening in the Museum’s retail store on the day after Thanksgiving. Attendees can pick up a new read, meet the author and get their books signed.

  • Brian Rouff – “The House Always Wins,” 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    A Vegas Kind of Ghost. Anna Christiansen’s small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and buys a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. But not so fast—a corrupt casino owner plans on buying up all the properties on her street to build a parking lot. “The House Always Wins,” Brian Rouff’s third Las Vegas novel, firmly establishes him as one of the keenest observers of life in Sin City.
  • David Schwartz – “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas,” 12 – 2 p.m.
    Jay Sarno built two path-breaking Las Vegas casinos, Caesars Palace (1966) and Circus Circus (1968), and planned but did not build a third, the Grandissimo, which would have started the mega-resort era a decade before Steve Wynn built The Mirage. As mobsters and accountants battled for the soul of the last American frontier town, Las Vegas had endless possibilities–if you didn’t mind high stakes and stiff odds. Sarno invented the modern Las Vegas casino, but he was part of a dying breed–a back-pocket entrepreneur who’d parlayed a jones for action and a few Teamster loans into a life as a Vegas casino owner. For all of his accomplishments, his empire didn’t last. Sarno sold out of Caesars Palace shortly after it opened–partially to get away from the bookies and gangsters who’d taken over the casino. He was also forced to relinquish control of Circus Circus when the federal government indicted him on charges of offering the largest bribe in IRS history–a bribe he freely admitted paying, on the advice of his attorney, Oscar Goodman. Though he ultimately walked out of court a free man, he never got Circus Circus back. And though he guessed the formula that would open up Las Vegas to millions in the 1990s with the design of the Grandissimo, but he wasn’t able to secure the financing for the casino and, when he died in 1984, it remained only a frustrating dream.
  • David Schwartz – “Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling,” 12 – 2 p.m.
    This narrative chronicle traces gambling’s early emergence from divination rituals through its modern incarnation as a global and cultural diversion, in an account that documents such topics as the practice of casting lots, the invention of playing cards in 12th-century China, and the role of organized crime in illegal gambling operations.
  • Jeff Burbank – “Las Vegas Babylon,” 2 – 4 p.m.
    What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas and the proof is in this lively and entertaining compilation of stories chronicling decades of decadence, celebrity shenanigans and political corruption, as well as the glitz and glamour of the casinos that pass for everyday life in Las Vegas. Underneath the city’s present success lies many infamous tales of excess and debauchery. Using new information from recently released FBI documents, Jeff Burbank brings to life the Vegas Mob in its heyday, recounting never-before-heard tales of the mobsters who made Las Vegas what it is today.
  • Jeff Burbank – “Lost Las Vegas,” 2 – 4 p.m.
    This book traces the cherished places in the city that time and economics have swept aside before the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker’s ball or, in the case of Las Vegas, before the Neon Boneyard could claim them. Organized chronologically, the book details the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better and brighter.
  • Scott Decker – “Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI,” 4 – 6 p.m.
    It was September 18, 2001, just seven days after al-Qaeda hijackers destroyed the Twin Towers. In the early morning darkness, a lone figure dropped several letters into a mailbox. Seventeen days later, a Florida journalist died after inhaling anthrax making news around the globe. The anthrax attacks marked the first time a sophisticated biological weapon was released in the United States. It killed five people, disfigured at least 18 more and launched the largest investigation in the FBI’s history. Scott Decker who was part of the Amerithrax Task Force, provides the first inside look at how the investigation was conducted, highlighting dramatic turning points as the case progressed until its final solution. Join FBI agents as they race against terror and the ultimate insider threat—a decorated government scientist releasing powders of deadly anthrax. Walk in the steps of these dedicated officers while they pursue numerous forensic leads before more letters can be sent until finally they confront a psychotic killer. 

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 to Offer Daily Tours in The Underground Distillery

The Underground Distillery at The Mob Museum
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum) 

THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER DAILY TOURS IN THE UNDERGROUND DISTILLERY, BEGINNING OCT. 24 

 

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will offer daily tours in The Underground Distillery at 5 p.m.

During the $12, 30-minute tour which involves sampling a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition and its impact on distilled spirits. 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 including in-house distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. 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% corn and bottled at 50% ABV. Tour participants have the option of purchasing souvenir bottles afterwards to commemorate their experience.

In The Underground exhibition space, guests learn about Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running. Prohibition shut down thousands of breweries and distilleries across America, but it could not eliminate the public’s desire for alcohol. It simply forced the brewing and distilling of booze into the shadows, which contributed significantly to the rise and proliferation of the Mob in America.

Numerous artifacts found in the Speakeasy and Distillery add depth and context to the Prohibition experience. Items to be on display include a beaded chiffon dress, ca. 1926, which is an example of the new and bolder fashions that became popular during the Prohibition era due to the rise of flapper culture, as well as a 5-gallon whiskey still, one of the smaller home stills used to make alcohol during Prohibition.

Visitors to The Underground at The Mob Museum can also visit its Speakeasy, which serves house-distilled moonshine, house-brewed craft beer, distilled vodka, Prohibition era-inspired cocktails, draft beer, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic drinks.

Visitors of the Museum may add-on a Distillery Tour to their admission at the box office. 

Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground. 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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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, Mayors Carolyn G. and Oscar B. Goodman Celebrated 2 Millionth Visitor, Fri., Oct. 12

 

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman (L), Mayor Carolyn Goodman, 2 millionth visitor Sylvia Geitner and The Mob Museum President & CEO Jonathan Ullman celebrate the monumental milestone, Oct. 12. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM, MAYORS CAROLYN G. AND OSCAR B. GOODMAN CELEBRATED 2 MILLIONTH VISITOR, FRIDAY, OCT. 12 

 

To recognize the milestone of its 2 millionth visitor, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrated the unsuspecting guest’s arrival with classic, Las Vegas-style fanfare. Surprise festivities for Sylvia Geitner from Munich, Germany, included a presentation of the key to the Museum by President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ullman, a proclamation by City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and a toast led by Museum Founding Board Member and Former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. Geitner also received a jar of commemorative, house-distilled moonshine and a lifetime membership to the Museum. Afterward, cake and Champagne were served in The Underground Speakeasy. 

FAST FACTS:
In addition to welcoming 2 million visitors, The Mob Museum is proud to highlight other noteworthy accomplishments including:

  • Earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums.
  • Economic impact on Downtown Las Vegas: $20.5 million annually
  • Audio tours taken: 50,114
  • Students who have participated in Investigating History educational outreach program: 9,162 students
  • Free admission offered to Nevada locals on Annual Free Days and in conjunction with Community Safety Forums: 7,000 guests per year
  • New artifacts acquired since opening: More than 2,000
  • Museum Members: More than 1,500
  • Volunteers: 100 Active with close to 12,000 hours served annually
  • Private events: 636
  • Public programs, including Courtroom Conversations, Author Talks, Book Signings and Wiseguy Speaker Series: 283
  • Low-income-senior participants in community outreach programs: 250
  • Family Nights participants: 150 in 2018
  • Employees: 120
  • Weddings held: 107
  • Awards and accolades received: Approximately 100

WEBSITE:
www.TheMobMuseum.org

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum
www.Twitter.com/themobmuseum
www.Instagram.com/themobmuseum 

The Mob Museum’s Underground Speakeasy, Distillery Open for Group Bookings

THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW PRIVATE EVENT SPACES IN THE UNDERGROUND, ITS NEW PROHIBITION HISTORY EXHIBITION FEATURING A SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY 

-The Museum’s new Prohibition-history exhibition space able to accommodate cocktail receptions, meetings, presentations, concerts.
-Onsite A/V services and programmable flat-screen TVs throughout the spaces.
-Speakeasy includes space for a stage for live entertainment.

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has added a flexible new space, The Underground, to its variety of existing private event options.  Opened earlier this year, The Underground’s basement-level Speakeasy and Distillery—complete with a “secret” side entrance only those with the proper password can access—represent focal points of the Museum’s exciting new interactive Prohibition-history exhibition.

The Underground measures 2,814 square feet and can accommodate up to 130 total guests in three separate spaces. Meetings and events booked here offer groups an immersive experience, transporting them back to the 1920s when outlawed liquor gave rise to the Mob. Exhibits and artifacts reveal fascinating tales about historic figures, cultural  developments and social change associated with Prohibition, while the Speakeasy offers signature Prohibition-era drinks as well as moonshine and craft beer produced in the adjacent Distillery.

About The Underground Speakeasy
Perfect for a corporate reception or presentation, The Underground Speakeasy is the largest space, entirely re-envisioning the typical museum exhibition experience. It takes visitors on an uncommonly vivid journey back in time: Situated discreetly in the basement of the Museum, The Underground encompasses 2,814 square feet appointed with luxurious, Art Deco design motifs. Guests of The Underground 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. Live entertainment and presentations may be arranged on a stage or on multiple, programmable flat-screen TVs, while the Museum offers full A/V support onsite. The Underground Speakeasy can accommodate groups of up to 90 guests.

About The Fitting Room
The Underground’s most intimate and exclusive space is a VIP hideaway called “The Fitting Room” concealed by a secret entrance off the Speakeasy accommodating up to 10 guests in a lounge atmosphere.

About The Underground Distillery
The Underground’s Distillery may be reserved on its own and makes an uncommon break-out meeting or reception location. The distinctive space produces moonshine as well as house-made beer crafted and offered at The Underground Speakeasy. The Underground’s corn-mash moonshine is distilled in The Underground’s 60-gallon, custom-made copper-pot still. Capable of producing 250 750-ml jars of moonshine per week, the gleaming still forms the focal point of the distillery. Guided Distillery Tours, including moonshine tastings, delivered by Museum educators may be added on to any Museum group booking. The Distillery can accommodate up to 30 guests and is adjacent to the Speakeasy.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM EVENT SPACE OPTIONS
With the ability to host as many as 730 guests and as few as 10, Mob Museum has become a popular private event venue for weddings, receptions and corporate gatherings. The Museum has five event private spaces from which to including The Historic Courtroom, a recreation of where the 1950s Kefauver Hearings were held, Oscar B. Goodman Room, Distillery, Speakeasy and The Fitting Room. The Museum also offers the ability to buy out the facility for large corporate or organizational parties. Rental of each room comes with a set amount of tickets to the Museum. 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 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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 and Distillery at The Mob Museum Announces October Promotions and Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: The Underground Speakeasy; National Pizza and Beer Day Special

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES OCTOBER PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for October.

Bar Exam Happy Hour with Former Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Each week, former Mayor Oscar Goodman will host the Bar Exam Happy Hour, where guests put their knowledge to the test with a written trivia quiz.  Attendees are also invited to ask the former mayor questions. Special drink promotions will be available and the event is free with the password, “tell ‘em the mayor sent you.”

Jazz Nights, Saturdays, 7 – 11 p.m. Jazz returns to The Underground with performances by Jonathan Karrant and the return of The Kai Brant Duo. Song stylist Karrant will captivate audiences with songs from the American songbook during his performances. For more information on Karrant, please click here. The Kai Brant Duo combines American jazz and blues influences with British trip-hop bands to perform jazz, blues and select pop classics. For more information on The Kai Brant Duo, please click here.

Jazz Night Performance Schedule:
Oct. 6 – Jonathan Karrant
Oct. 13 – The Kai Brant Duo
Oct. 20 – The Kai Brant Duo
Oct. 27 – Jonathan Karrant

National Pizza and Beer Day, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to midnight. Guests visiting The Underground Speakeasy will enjoy a house-made 9-inch cheese pizza and select draft beers for $8.

The MIXT&PE: A Copper & Kings Brandy Event, Monday, Oct. 29, 6 to 9 p.m. Join the Museum’s Food and  Beverage Director Clint Thoman for an evening of curated music and inspired brandy cocktails featuring Copper & Kings American Brandy.

Halloween at The Underground, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. winner announcement. Flappers and mobsters—and anyone else donning a Halloween costume—are welcome to celebrate this most haunted of holidays at The Underground. Prizes will be awarded and attendees will enjoy 50 percent off the Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail (gin, Cura­çao, Lillet, lemon, absinthe) from 5 p.m. to close. 

National Applejack Month, Celebrate National Applejack Month with applejack cocktail specials throughout October. Cocktail offerings include the Jack Rose (applejack, lemon juice, grenadine), Sidecar (applejack, lemon juice, orange liqueur), Honeymoon (applejack, orange liqueur, Benedictine, lemon juice) and Applejack Old Fashioned (cinnamon-infused applejack, simple syrup, bitters). All applejack cocktails will be available for $5 during Happy Hour.

Reverse Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to midnight. Spend late nights in The Underground speakeasy while enjoying 20 percent off select Prohibition-inspired cocktails, draft beer and wines by the glass. Also available are non-alcoholic beverages and the seasonal Zap-on-Tap, a collaboration between Zappos and The Underground.

The Underground Distillery Presentation, Thursday through Saturday, hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to attend a 10-minute presentation on the distillation process and moonshine sampling experience. They will have an up-close view of the 60-gallon, artisan copper-pot still. All ages are welcome to attend the presentation, but guests must be 21 or older to sample the moonshine. Distillery presentations are free with general Museum admission.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found 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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Exclusive Mob-Themed “Goods”

“The Sopranos Family Cookbook” (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum) 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FEATURING EXCLUSIVE MOB-THEMED “GOODS”
FROM THE MOB MUSEUM  

Gifts Include Limited-Edition Mob Museum Merchandise
and Wiseguy Collectibles

From wiseguys to wives, holiday shoppers can find entertaining gangster-themed gifts for the entire “family” at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Gift ideas include “The Sopranos Family Cookbook” for the food-lover or TV buff, “Lost Recipes of Prohibition” for the mixologist and mobster-inspired trinkets and stocking stuffers for the entire crew.

Need to mail a unique holiday gift to your favorite Don? No problem. The Mob Museum offers a variety of online shipping discounts and free shipping days throughout November and December to ensure your package arrives in time and on budget. For online shopping, the Museum will offer free shipping from midnight to midnight on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with no minimum purchase required. In addition, Museum Members will receive optimized online discounts from Nov. 21 – Dec. 2, as well as 20 percent off all merchandise purchased inside the Museum retail store the week leading up to Christmas.

The Mob Museum’s 2018 featured holiday gifts include:

  • “The Sopranos Family Cookbook” – Feed the “family” with 100 Italian recipes and preparation tips from “The Sopranos’” Artie Bucco and associates. From arancini and zabaglione to baccala and quail “Sinatra-style,” the Mob men’s best kept secret recipes are paired with a cornucopia of precious Sopranos artifacts and photos. $24
  • Autographed Limited Edition “The Godfather Notebook” – A never-before-published deluxe edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on “The Godfather” novel by Mario Puzo, reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films. $500

  • The Mafia Premium Collection DVD Set – Discover the most infamous names in the history of organized crime with this 6 DVD & Book Collection. From the legendary Godfathers such as Al Capone and Carlo Gambino, to Joseph “The Rat” Valachi, the first mobster to break the notorious code of silence, this stunning book traces the history of the Mafia over more than 150 years. These programs get viewers up close and personal with the men behind the mob. $34.99
  • Stainless Steel “Tiffany’s Blue” Stemless Wine Glass Tumbler – “Respecta Mama” painted decal on a 12 oz. tumbler with lid. $19.99
  • Buff & Shine Shoe Polish Kit – Set includes two brushes, polish and shine cloth. $29.99
  • “Italian Feast” Gift Basket Items – A complete selection of basket items in honor of the stereotypical “big Italian family.” Items include pasta, sauce, olive oil, focaccia seasoning, balsamic vinegar, chef’s apron and cookbook. Prices of items vary.

Additional gift ideas include:

  • The Mob Museum Pewter Flask – $19.99
  • Bugsy Siegel Bobblehead by The Mob Museum – $19.99
  • Liquor Decanter – $24.99
  • “Make Pasta Not War” Shot Glasses – $9.99

Shop The Mob Museum’s full retail collection 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, 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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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, Twitter or Instagram at @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Announces Updated Hours of Operation

 

LISTINGS ALERT: THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES UPDATED
HOURS OF OPERATION

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces current hours of operation. Please check all listings to ensure they reflect the following information:

  • The Mob Museum’s daily hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery are open daily 9 a.m. to midnight.


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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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, Twitter or Instagram @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum to Host “Remembering 9/11: An Evening of Reflection and Recognition,” Wed., Sept. 12

 

 

 

 

THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST “REMEMBERING 9/11: AN EVENING OF REFLECTION
AND RECOGNITION,” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will welcome first responders from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York for “Remembering 9/11: An Evening of Reflection and Recognition.” Held in partnership with the NW 9/11 Memorial and Reception Committee, this private reception will also include local law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, Museum Board Members, Advisory Council Members, donors and city officials. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will serve as sponsors of the evening.

First responders played a critical role in rescue and recovery. For those on the front lines, many continue to deal with the physical and emotional effects of the event.

The nation’s safety and security policies and practices drastically changed as a result of 9/11. New York’s law enforcement and first-responder communities have been incubators for many emergent ideas and new practices. This event will not only honor first-responders, including law enforcement, but also shed light on practices and their application today.

Sept. 11 first responders present that evening will include Sgt. Greg Harper, New York Police Department (NYPD); Marna Rann, a former (NYPD) officer; Konstantinos Skamalos, a paramedic who was on the scene on Sept. 11, 2001; and Peter Borriello, Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), EMS lieutenant. Also attending will be Michael Greco, vice president, FDNY Local 2507.

Following an introduction of the guests of honor and brief discussion about their 9/11 experiences, attendees will have the opportunity to make connections and enjoy camaraderie with one another.

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 Announces September Programs and Promotions

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER
PROGRAMS AND PROMOTIONS

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

National Beer Lover’s Day, Friday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to midnight. Guests visiting The Underground speakeasy will enjoy $5 select draft beers when they whisper the password, “Beer me.”

Science of Crime – Chemistry, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 – 3 p.m. in the Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor. Forensic science is a complex discipline that encompasses more than a dozen distinct fields. Presented by The Mob Museum and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory, this program in the Science of Crime series explores the chemistry detail with Forensic Scientist Meagan Castor and Forensic Scientist Jason Althnether. The chemistry detail provides controlled substance and trace evidence analyses. A former criminalist in the Drug Analysis Section of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Crime Laboratory and currently part of the LVMPD’s Controlled Substances Unit, Castor will share her expertise in the field. This program is free with Museum admission and for Museum Members.

Community Safety Forum – Emergency Preparedness, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 – 3 p.m. Each month, The Mob Museum partners with the LVMPD to offer FREE Community Safety Forums. These events, which include FREE Museum admission sponsored by NV Energy, address ways members of the public can inform and protect themselves. September’s forum will focus on emergency preparedness in the event of a disaster occurring within Southern Nevada. Mary Camin from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will share how residents can prepare, plan and respond to different types of disasters. Live-streaming of this presentation will be available on the Museum’s website.

Southland Syndicates: Jack Dragna and Organized Crime in Los Angeles, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 – 4 p.m. Author J. Michael Niotta will share his unique perspective on the history of organized crime in the City of Angels. Niotta is the great-grandson of syndicate boss Jack Dragna, whose criminal enterprises included gambling operations, bootlegging and other illegal activities. The author will also explain how the Mob differed from East and West Coasts to how pop culture has fostered misconceptions through glorified portrayals of the people involved in the Mob era. Following the discussion, Niotta will sign copies of his book, “The Los Angeles Sugar Ring: Inside the World of Old Money, Bootleggers & Gambling Barons.” This program is free for Museum admission and for Museum Members.

Wiseguy Speaker Series: Professor Mark Galeotti, Unmasking the Russian Mafia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 – 9 p.m. One the foremost experts on Russian organized crime, espionage and the Russian Mafia Professor Mark Galeotti has studied Russia’s murky and mysterious underworld for more than 20 years. Galeotti’s presentation will reveal the inner workings of the Russian Mafia from his own personal experiences with Russian criminals, as well has details about Vladimir Putin’s involvement in organized crime and what threats the Russian underworld poses to the United States today. Galeotti will also sign copies of his book, “The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia,” whose members originated in Stalin’s labor camps and now include gangster-businessmen operating in positions of unapparelled power.  This program is free with Museum admission and for Museum Members.

Organized Crime Today Videoconference Program, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m. In this inaugural videoconference program, held in the Museum’s Organized Crime Today exhibition space, Latin American organized crime expert Ioan Grillo will discuss the activities of Mexican drug cartels and Central American gangs. Based in Mexico City, Grillo is an English-born journalist and leading voice chronicling organized crime in the Western Hemisphere. Grillo will discuss the upcoming trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Trump administration’s efforts to target MS-13 and the latest strategies to combat organized crime in Mexico. He will also take questions from the audience. This program is free with Museum admission and for Museum Members.

International Coffee Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to midnight. Spend Saturday catching up over coffee … cocktails! In honor of International Coffee day, visitors will enjoy 25 percent off all The Underground’s coffee cocktails, such as Last Night in Vegas (bourbon, Fernet Menta, cold brew coffee) and the American (applejack, cinnamon, brown sugar, cream).

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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, Zappos Announce First Zap-on-Tap Craft Brew


THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM, SPONSORED BY ZAPPOS, INTRODUCES Z’CREAM DREAM, FIRST “ZAP-ON-TAP” CRAFT BREW 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces The Underground’s first “Zap-on-Tap” brew, Z’Cream Dream.  Zap-on-Tap is a collaboration with Zappos, the signature sponsor of The Underground which is the Museum’s new Prohibition history exhibition featuring a distillery, brewery and speakeasy. As part of its sponsorship, the Zappos team has the privilege of collaborating on the creation of one of The Underground’s seasonal beer selections available to the public.  Z’Cream Dream will be available from July 5 through August 31. A new Zappos craft beer selection will be introduced on September 1.

House-brewed in The Underground at The Mob Museum’s immersive Prohibition history exhibition, which also includes a moonshine distillery and speakeasy, Z’Cream Dream is a cream ale with subtle notes of sweet blood orange and the presence of vanilla. This light and crisp summertime ale will transport you back to your favorite childhood treat. ABV 5.8%. It is available for $8 per pint glass.

In order to craft Zap-on-Tap, the designated Zappos “brewers” meet with The Underground’s  expert team to learn about the process of beer making. Subsequently, they consult The Underground’s Zap-on-Tap decision-making guide to determine the beer they wish to make—anything from a light and refreshing wheat beer; to a crisp, citrusy and bitter pale ale; to a malt and somewhat sweet brown ale. They can choose additional flavor essences to customize their brew selection and then, of course, decide on the perfect name for their concoction.

“Zappos is excited to bring Zap-on-Tap to life in partnership with The Underground at  The Mob Museum,” said Loren Becker, experience and community team manager, Zappos.  “To craft each Zap-on-Tap selection, we assemble a team of the most knowledgeable Zappos ‘beer nerds’ by hosting regular beer trivia contests for our employees. Team members with the best scores work together to craft the upcoming Zap-on-Tap brew.”

The Underground’s speakeasy is a full-service bar purveying not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. During The Underground’s new Happy Hour, taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, visitors can enjoy 20 percent off select cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

The Underground is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission, is free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

For more information about Prohibition history, visit The Mob Museum’s online exhibition, prohibitionhistory.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 working speakeasy and distillery and 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 Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 Introduces Senior Outreach Programs

 

THE MOB MUSEUM INTRODUCES SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAMS

 

Seniors can participate in new programming throughout the month of June offered by The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. These educational outreach programs enhance the Museum’s existing community initiatives by meeting specific needs in its immediate neighborhoods and beyond.

Created to improve the quality of life for low-income seniors, nearly 20 free multimedia presentations will take place this month at community locations regularly visited and easily accessed by this population. Utilizing Museum objects, Museum educators will encourage interaction and dialogue among the participants. Addressing Las Vegas’ Mob history from the 1950s to the 1980s, the presentations were designed to elicit personal recollections of that era from the participants. As a result of the first presentations, Museum educators have already collected intriguing firsthand stories from attendees and received expressions of interest from them in becoming volunteers.

Two presentations are open to the public: 

  • June 21, 10 a.m.
    Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89107
  • June 28, 10 a.m.
    Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV, 89101

“With this outreach, we intend to foster intellectual stimulation and sense of fellowship among our community’s seniors,” explains Kimberly Kindig, senior director of strategic partnerships. “While our educators are delighted at the opportunity to share their knowledge of Mob history with this audience, we are equally enthusiastic to hear their stories, too.”

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing, federal tax credits obtained with the support of the City of Las Vegas’ non-profit Las Vegas Community Investment Corporation (LVCIC), enabled the Museum to launch these programs. To qualify for NMTCs, a project must be located in and benefit a low-income community, the developer must have direct ownership or investment in the project and have sufficient financing for the NMTCs to augment. NMTCs assist with up to 20 percent of a project’s expense and enable the developer to receive low-cost, flexible financing. Once the Museum’s improvement project is complete in 2018, new operating revenue streams will support these vital community endeavors.

Three other Museum initiatives made possible by these tax credits will address other community populations, including low-income students, youth and families. Programs geared for these audiences will be announced shortly.

For information about the Museum’s community-outreach programs, click here or call (702) 229-2734.

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 working speakeasy and distillery and 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 Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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.

Kai Brant and The Las Vegas Jazz Trio to Perform at The Underground at The Mob Museum, Saturday Nights in June

 

KAI BRANT AND THE LAS VEGAS JAZZ TRIO TO PERFORM
AT THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM, SATURDAY NIGHTS IN JUNE

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces Kai Brant and The Las Vegas Jazz Trio will perform live in The Underground speakeasy Saturdays in June. On June 2, they will perform from 8 – 11 p.m. and, on June 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Guests can step back in time to the Roaring Twenties at Las Vegas’ newest, most inspired nightlife destination. Sip delectable Prohibition-era cocktails and sample house-distilled moonshine while enjoying evocative interpretations of jazz standards by these talented performers every Saturday night. Brant, “the jazz chanteuse,” fronts The Las Vegas Jazz Trio, which consists of Dan Ellis on piano, Justin Vogel on bass and Andrea D’Angelo on drums.

Admission to The Underground is free daily after 5 p.m. and free any time for patrons through its secret side entrance, using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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.

Say, “Cheers!” to the Vegas Golden Knights with The Underground’s “Knightcap” Cocktail

SAY, “CHEERS!” TO THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS WITH THE
UNDERGROUND’S “KNIGHTCAP” COCKTAIL
 

 

The Underground, The Mob Museum’s new Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, introduces the “Knightcap,” its first cocktail in honor of the extraordinary Vegas Golden Knights.

A twist on a popular 1920s-era drink called The Gold Rush, the Knightcap features The Mob Museum’s house-distilled moonshine infused with Ginger Jake, fresh lemon juice, egg white and brown sugar simple syrup served up in a classic coupe glass garnished with edible gold dust. Normally priced at $12, the Knightcap will be offered at half-price during all 2018 Stanley Cup Finals games. The Underground is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is free daily after 5 p.m. and free any time for patrons through its secret side entrance, using the daily passwords found 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 working speakeasy and distillery and 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 Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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.