The Underground to Offer Exclusive Whiskey Tasting Package for Groups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction

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

Live Music

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

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

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

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

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces August Promotions and Programs

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

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES AUGUST PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

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

Happy Hour

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

Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction

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

Jazz Nights

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

Industry Night

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

Distillery Tours

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Mob Museum Announces July Programs

 

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROGRAMS

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

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

Blood Drive with American Red Cross

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

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

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

 

Science of a Crime: Latent Fingerprints

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

Community Safety Forum: School Safety

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces July Promotions and Programs

 

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

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROMOTIONS, PROGRAMS

 

 

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

 

 Happy Hour

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

Jazz Nights

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

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

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

Industry Night

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

Distillery Tours

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

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

 

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND

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

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

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

Intimate 1920s Weddings at The Mob Museum’s Underground Speakeasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW SECRET VIP ROOM WEDDING IN THE MOB MUSEUM’S THE MOB MUSEUM’S SPEAKEASY GIVES NUPTIALS ROARING 20S FLAIR

 

 

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces a captivatingly clandestine new setting for memorable weddings in Downtown Las Vegas: The Underground’s VIP room. This cleverly concealed secret room is located in The Underground, the Museum’s Prohibition history exhibition housing a moonshine distillery and speakeasy.

 

Guests who opt for this memorable location for their nuptials will enjoy a Roaring 20s Wedding including:

  • Speakeasy-inspired ceremony in the Museum’s elegant, hidden VIP room, which accommodates the bride, groom, officiant and up to eight guests.
  • Wedding officiant’s fee.
  • Specialty cocktail toast for all guests.
  • Two hours’ private use of the VIP room.
  • Guest access to the Museum.
  • Price starting at $650.

Upgrades available include one hour of professional photography throughout the Museum, a bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, and a private guided highlight tour of the Museum.

 

This option joins several other wedding packages available at the Museum, which is able to host ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. Packages available include everything from ceremony-only packages, to events including a lavish sit-down dinner, open bar, Champagne toast, tiered wedding cake, DJ and professional photography. All weddings include full Museum access for all guests. For more information about The Mob Museum’s wedding packages, click here or contact the sales department at (702) 724-8622.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

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

 

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history 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.

The Underground Speakeasy, Distillery at The Mob Museum Announces May Programs

 

The Rock and Rye at The Underground. Photo credit: The Mob Museum

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MAY 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 May.

 

Among this month’s events, on May 11, The Underground will host a special event as part of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a speakeasy tasting and distillery tour.

 

Kentucky Derby LISTENING Party

  • Date: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Description:  In the spirit of the 1920s—before the invention of television—The Underground will host its first-ever “Kentucky Derby Listening Party” on May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. A live audio broadcast of the 2019 Derby will be streamed during this event; post time is scheduled for 3:50 p.m. Pacific Time. Guests will also enjoy $10 Maker’s Mark cocktails and enter a Superfecta contest for the chance to win a private party in The Underground distillery. Must be 21 and older to attend. This event is sponsored by Zappos and Maker’s Mark. Free entry at the speakeasy side door with password “Bourbon.”

 

Raise a Glass to the Past: A Speakeasy Tasting and Distillery Tour

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $100; tickets available here.
  • Description: Travel back in time to the Prohibition era for a tasting and tour at The Underground during Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Guests will be transported by the taste of spirits smuggled by mobsters decades ago as they sample a variety of classic cocktails, new moonshine flavors from the Museum’s own onsite distillery and delicious passed appetizers while listening to live jazz, exploring eye-opening exhibits, and learning inside stories from expert educators.

Mother’s Day Weekend Special

  • Date: Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Cost: Mimosas will be available for $8. Non-alcoholic cocktails available for $5.
  • Description: It’s no secret mobsters love their mamas. Former FBI agent Joe Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco) was once told by a Bonnano crime family member that the Mafia “closed for business when Mother’s Day arrived each May.” Of course, The Underground is always open for Mom!

Jazz Nights

  • Date: Fridays and Saturdays
  • Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Description: Jazz Nights feature local talent performing to rave reviews in The Underground’s 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in May will be Nik at Night (May 3) performing classics from greats such as Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole and the chairman himself, Frank Sinatra; The Old Fashions (May 4, 11, 17, 31), which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong; Kai Brant, who performs jazz, blues and pop classics (May 10, 11); and 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 (May 18, 25).

Industry Night

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

Distillery Tours

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

Happy Hour

  • Date: Sundays through Thursdays
  • Time: 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.
  • Description: 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 experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

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

The Mob Museum Adds New Artifact: Vintage Phone Booth with Capone Ties

Phone Booth from the Four Deuces, Chicago
(Courtesy of The Mob Museum) 

THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW ARTIFACT EXHIBIT: PHONE BOOTH FROM THE FOUR DEUCES, FORMER HEADQUARTERS OF AL CAPONE’S CHICAGO CRIME SYNDICATE 

 

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces the addition of its newest artifact, now on view in The Underground, a Prohibition exhibition space. A phone booth from the Four Deuces, a club located in the Levee vice district south of downtown Chicago is now on display in the basement of the Museum. Named after its address, 2222 S. Wabash Avenue, the Four Deuces served as the headquarters of the Chicago Outfit, the crime syndicate run by Johnny Torrio and eventually by his protégé, Al Capone, in the early 1920s.

Torrio assigned Capone as manager and enforcer at the Four Deuces. The building had four floors – the saloon and their offices on the first, gambling and prostitution on the upper floors.

Al Capone put in a furniture shop next door to the Four Deuces as a front. His business card read: “A. Capone, Antique Dealer.” The merchandise was strictly secondhand junk, and if someone actually called about buying furniture, Capone would reply: “We ain’t open today.”

In 1923, Torrio and Capone moved their main offices to the Hawthorne Inn in Cicero, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. But Capone, using the alias “Al Brown,” still operated the Four Deuces, often parking his Cadillac across the street.

“This artifact’s ties to one of organized crime’s most infamous syndicates makes it an important addition to the Museum’s collection,” said Geoff Schumacher, senior director of content, The Mob Museum. “Through this exhibit, we provide a glimpse into the criminal enterprises that plagued the cities where Mob figures warred with one another to secure their share of the Prohibition era’s illegal liquor trade.”

By 1931, the Four Deuces had been the site of 12 unsolved gangland murders. Capone and his henchmen used the building’s basement to torture and kill their victims, then dispose of the bodies through a rear trap door.  

The phone booth was removed from the Four Deuces before the building was demolished in 1966. It resided in the home of Chicago television personality Bruce Newton for more than 30 years. The Mob Museum acquired the phone booth in 2019.

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

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

The Underground at The Mob Museum Celebrates One Year Anniversary, April 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: One of the many premium Prohibition-era cocktails offered at The Underground, The Bee’s Knees, and right: A jazz band performs onstage in The Underground.

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, SATURDAY, APRIL 20

After serving countless Prohibition-era cocktails, specialty microbrews, hundreds of gallons of distilled moonshine, The Underground at The Mob Museum approaches its first anniversary. Join the celebration, sponsored by Jim Beam, on Saturday, April 20 and experience the tastes and sounds of the Roaring Twenties, along with a variety of extraordinary special offers.

The Underground Anniversary day-long specials include:

  • The chance to try The Underground speakeasy’s new spring menu, featuring our new Bathtub Fizz cocktail made with blueberry gin, Aperol, lemon, egg whites and Absinthe bitters as well as our new house-brewed Underground Ale IPA
  • A one-day-only raspberry-infused moonshine cocktail
  • A take-home Mob Museum Souvenir Beer Growler
  • Buy one, get one 50 percent off The Mob Museum’s moonshine souvenir bottles (750 mL sizes only—any variety)

From 8 p.m. to midnight, the anniversary activities will also feature live entertainment by Amanda King and Her Prohibition Three and Maker’s Mark cupcakes from sponsor Jim Beam.

Of course, the popular addition to the Museum has enhanced the educational journey for visitors, who can learn about the Mob’s rise during Prohibition and the integral role speakeasies played for fulfilling entertainment during that period. The lively Art Deco environment, which captures the essence of the era, has become a staple in downtown Las Vegas, providing jazz nights and other top-notch entertainment leaving guests feeling like they have stepped back in time each time they visit.

For more information about The Underground’s Anniversary Celebration, click here.

This event is open to guests 21 and older only. Free entry at speakeasy side door with password “Put on the Ritz.”

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

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history 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.

The Underground at The Mob Museum to Host a “Spirited” St. Patrick’s Day Party

 

Pictured: A shot of whiskey in a Museum shot glass. As part of the
St Patrick’s holiday weekend, The Underground will offer a beverage special
including a shot of Irish whiskey and Guinness.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

 

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST A “SPIRITED”
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY

WHAT:
To commemorate the return of legal drinking on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, The Underground at The Mob Museum will be hosting a “spirited” celebration. In 1921, the holiday was once “dry” as Irish officials banned alcohol sales on March 17 for fear of excessive drinking. Alcohol remained banned on that date until the law was repealed in the early 1960s, when the Irish could once again raise a glass to celebrate the holiday. This year, on St. Patrick’s Day at The Underground, guests will enjoy live entertainment, food and beverage specials and whiskey tastings. The event is generously sponsored by partner John Sullivan Whiskey and West Cork Distillers. Free entry will be granted through the side door with the password: Dolled Up.

In addition to the festivities on St. Patrick’s Day evening, The Underground will offer a Guinness and Irish Whiskey shot special for $10 all weekend long starting Thursday, March 14.

WHEN:
March 14 – 17
Guinness/ Irish Whiskey special offered 10 a.m. to midnight

Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day party at The Underground, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “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 or Twitter @TheMobMuseum.

The Mob Museum Announces March Programs

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMS

 

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

Inside the Yakuza: Going Undercover in Japan’s Organized Crime Syndicate (Wiseguy Speaker Series)
DATE: Monday, March 4
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum occupancy of 120 guests.
SPEAKER: James Stern, former FBI employee (for 25 years) who oversaw many Asian organized crime investigations.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
DESCRIPTION: For decades, the Yakuza have ruled Japan’s underworld. The group is involved in an array of criminal enterprises – from loan sharking and prostitution to extortion and human trafficking. James Stern, Yakuza expertand FBI agent went undercover in Hawaii resulting in the first-ever arrest, indictment and conviction of a Japanese crime boss in U.S. law enforcement history. In this program, Stern will shed light on:

  • The Yakuza’s origins
  • Its unique traditions and rituals
  • How law enforcement has reduced the syndicate’s influence

The Passion of the Heist: Slot Cheat and Thief Dick Charlesworth (Museum Program)
DATE: Thursday, March 7
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
SPEAKER: Dick Charlesworth, former swindler.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
DESCRIPTION: Until his recent retirement, Dick Charlesworth devoted his life to nonviolent crime. He cheated slot machines, counterfeited money and participated in a vast array of hustles to relieve people and institutions of their belongings in Nevada and around the globe. Charlesworth will tell the stories and explain how he and his crew got away with (and sometimes didn’t) some of the most audacious crimes in history.

Metro Crime Lab on Firearms Examination (Science of Crime)
DATE: Saturday, March 9
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: The Organized Crime Today exhibition on the first floor.
SPEAKER: Glenn Davis, a forensic scientist in the firearms/toolmarks detail of Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Davis has been a forensic scientist for 16 years with 11 of them spent as a firearms examiner.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
DESCRIPTION: The firearms/
toolmarks detail of Las Vegas Metro Police Department is responsible for firearms and toolmarks examinations and the use of the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) database. Learn how this discipline is applied in identifying weapons used in criminal cases.

Firearm Laws & Safety – Community Safety Forum Sponsored by NV Energy
DATE: Sunday, March 10
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free, including free Museum admission thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Free Admission to The Mob Museum following the event to guests attending Community Safety Forums sponsored by NV Energy. Also, thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
DESCRIPTION: The presentation will focus on firearm laws with respect to concealed weapons, open carry and self-defense. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the rights and responsibilities of gun ownership, proper storage and receive tips about how to educate children about firearms.

Nevada’s Big Give
DATE: Thursday, March 21
TIME: All day
LOCATION: Please visit nvbiggive.org
DESCRIPTION: Nevada’s Big Give is an annual state-wide online fundraiser for local charities and non-profits, including The Mob Museum. On March Thursday, March 21, Nevadans will unite for 24 hours of online giving to support their favorite organizations. Show your support by visiting online and making a donation. Your contribution enables further mission-centric activities like

  • Acquiring one-of-a-kind new artifacts
  • Developing intriguing new exhibits
  • Hosting engaging free public programs
  • Increasing accessibility with initiatives like The Mob Museum’s award-winning educational outreach program
  • Preserving and protecting our landmark building
  • Launching innovative new experiences that continue to bring history to life for thousands of The Mob Museum’s visitors 

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

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

The Mob Museum Recognizes its Seventh Anniversary, 90th Anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Feb. 14

 

THE MOB MUSEUM RECOGNIZES ITS SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY, 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE, FEB. 14

Locals Receive Free Admission, Opportunity to Experience Virtual Reality Experience about Massacre

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its seventh anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 14. This date coincides with the 90th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, from which the Museum maintains a significant number of artifacts. Details about all Museum events taking place this week follow:

The Mob Museum’s Seventh Anniversary
DATE: Thursday, February 14
TIME: Times for individual programs vary; see blow.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum.
COST: Free admission for Nevada residents with valid ID and a special buy one, get one free admission for non-residents.
ACTIVITIES:

  • The Chicago 00 Project’s virtual reality experience featuring the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • LOCATION: In the Museum courtroom.
    • DESCRIPTION: 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. 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 north side garage. Before visiting the Museum, guests are encouraged to learn more and download the apps by visiting here. Both iPhone and Android versions are available.
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Weapons on Display
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
    • DESCRIPTION: Get up close and personal with the two Thompson machine guns that were used by the perpetrators of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. The guns were confiscated from a murder suspect’s house in Stevensville, Michigan, and linked to the massacre through the work of pioneering ballistics expert, Calvin Goddard.  Members of the Sheriff’s department in Berrien County, Michigan will be present to answer questions.
  • The Underground Anniversary Specials
    • TIME: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • LOCATION: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the Museum’s basement.
    • DESCRIPTION: In celebration of the Museum’s anniversary, The Underground will feature food and drink specials, including select $8 handcrafted cocktails and 20 percent 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.
  • Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing: “Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness and the Battle for Chicago.”
    • TIME: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a book signing to follow.
    • LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum occupancy of 120 guests.
    • DESCRIPTION: Over the decades, the stories of mobster Al Capone and lawman Eliot Ness have been subjected to literacy license and Hollywood exaggeration. This new book from authors Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz peels back the layers of these myths to reveal a deeper narrative of these iconic figures. The event will conclude with a book signing.

Annual Anniversary Blood Drive in Partnership with Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services)
DATE: Friday, Feb. 15
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum’s back lot.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
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.

The Road to Perdition
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 16
TIME: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a book signing to follow.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: In this special discussion, “Road to Perdition” author Max Allan Collins will be interviewed by fellow author A. Brad Schwartz (“Scarface and the Untouchable”) about the fascinating story behind his acclaimed novel. Set in Chicago during the Great Depression, the graphic novel, “Road to Perdition” tells the story of Michael Sullivan, a Mob enforcer on the hunt for revenge after a failed hit.

Attend and learn about:

  • The real-life Mob inspiration behind the character of Michael Sullivan.
  • The Academy Award-winning film adaptation starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law.
  • Collins’ other novel, “Neon Mirage,” which delves into early Las Vegas and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

Counterterrorism – Community Safety Forum Sponsored by NV Energy
DATE: Sunday, Feb. 17
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free, including free Museum admission thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy.
DESCRIPTION: February’s Community Safety Forum will address the expression, “see something, say something,” and its significance in detail. The presentation will be conducted by an officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who will discuss the functions of the counterterrorism detail and fusion center. Attendees will learn how authorities are able to collect intelligence by working in concert with other agencies to prevent terrorist acts and rely on the community to help. Live streaming of the presentations will be posted on The Mob Museum’s website thanks to NV Energy’s generous support. Registration for attendance is required.

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 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.
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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.