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

(Graphic Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mob Museum, Zappos Announce First Zap-on-Tap Craft Brew


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about Prohibition history, visit The Mob Museum’s online exhibition, prohibitionhistory.org.

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

Mob Museum Announces May Events, Science of Crime Series

 

-Buy-one, get-one specials honor teachers May 6 – 12, law
enforcement professionals May 13 – 19.

-Science of Crime: Biology/ DNA event, May 12
-Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing with Larry Mazza, author of
personal Mob history memoir, “The Life,” May 17.

-Book Signing with Daniel Simone, author of “The Pierre Hotel Affair,”
May 18
-Recounting the 2001 anthrax attacks with Author R. Scott Decker, May 19
-Community Safety Forum in partnership with NV Energy and LVMPD on
Careers in Law Enforcement, May 20.

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its annual recognition of teachers and law enforcement officials with buy-one, get-one admission, along with other special programs taking place in May 2018:

Teacher Appreciation Week: Buy-one, Get-one Admission for Teachers, Educational Support Professionals with Valid I.D., Sunday, May 6 – Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. Education remains the Museum’s most important function and it is honored to recognize teachers and all who work in education with this special admission rate.

Science of Crime: Using Biology and DNA to Decode a Crime, Saturday, May 12, 2-3 p.m. Each month, The Mob Museum and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory will present an in-depth look at the disciplines and sciences encompassing forensic analysis. This month’s program looks at the identification of biological materials, DNA analysis and the coordination of the local DNA database with the national system. This event is free with admission and for Museum Members and will take place in the Goodman Room on the Museum’s third floor.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Week: Buy-one, Get-one Admission for all Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Professionals with Valid I.D., Sunday, May 13 – Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. The Museum honors the brave men and women of our law enforcement agencies with special rates during this week of well-deserved recognition.

Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing with Larry Mazza, author of personal Mob history memoir, “The Life,” Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. In his book, Mazza tells his story of a fateful entanglement that led to his deep involvement in New York’s La Cosa Nostra. Mentored by Greg “The Grim Reaper” Scarpa, Mazza found himself immersed in the Colombo Family war, ultimately landing in prison. This event is free with admission and for Museum Members.

Book Signing with Daniel Simone, author of “The Pierre Hotel Affair,” Friday, May 18, 2 – 5 p.m. in the Museum retail store. At 4 a.m. on January 2, 1972, eight tuxedo-clad thieves executed the biggest unsolved jewel heist in American history inside this famous New York City hotel. Though some of the gang members were caught, none were convicted of this crime. There is no cost for events held in the Museum’s store.

Science of Crime: Recounting the 2001 Anthrax Attacks with Author R. Scott Decker, Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. Just seven days after the horrific terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, a new wave of terror swept the nation as a handful of letters were dropped in the mail. In just over two weeks, five people had died and 18 were disfigured by the inhalation of the deadly white powder.  Decker led the FBI team of hazmat specialists into New York City’s ground zero, then joined the Amerithrax Task Force to tackle the anthrax threat. This event is free with admission and for Museum Members and will take place in the Goodman Room on the Museum’s third floor.

Community Safety Forum: Self Defense and Personal Safety, Sunday, May 20, 2 to 3 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will feature representatives from various law enforcement agencies eager to share information about their work and unique experiences in their fields. Registration is required. Community Safety Forums are always free and include admission to the Museum that day, courtesy of NV Energy.

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 working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Now Open: The Underground, The Mob Museum’s Prohibition History Exhibition Featuring a Working Distillery and Speakeasy

Photos inside The Underground at The Mob Museum; credit: Chris Wessling for
The Mob Museum

NOW OPEN: THE UNDERGROUND, THE MOB MUSEUM’S PROHIBITION HISTORY EXHIBITION
FEATURING A WORKING DISTILLERY AND SPEAKEASY

– Immersive experience transports guests back to the 1920s, when outlawed liquor gave rise to the Mob
– Working distillery produces corn-mash moonshine; onsite craft brewery produces beer.
Speakeasy serves The Underground’s signature spirits, Prohibition era-inspired cocktails.

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, today announces the opening of The Underground, its new Prohibition history exhibition featuring a working distillery and speakeasy. Zappos.com serves as The Underground’s signature sponsor.

Entirely re-envisioning the typical museum exhibition experience, The Underground takes visitors on an uncommonly vivid journey back in time: Situated discreetly in the basement of the Museum, The Underground encompasses 2,814 square feet appointed with luxurious, Art Deco design motifs. Guests of The Underground are encouraged to ponder the time when consuming alcohol was not only a criminal act, but also bred secret watering holes–some of which became the most glamorous places to be.

“We are extremely proud of this addition to the Museum, which was developed to tell the story of this pivotal period of American history in the most dynamic way possible,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “To our many supporters whose contributions made The Underground possible, we extend enormous gratitude.”

The Museum’s project team for The Underground included LG Architects, design firm Gallagher and Associates, historic consultant Robert Chattel of Chattel, Inc., custom fabricator CREO Industrial Arts, the City of Las Vegas and CORE Construction.

Numerous exhibits and artifacts found in the distillery and speakeasy add depth and context to the experience. Exhibits and artifacts on display bring to life the essence of a time that saw organized crime syndicates grow richer and more powerful than ever before, while giving rise to great cultural and societal change.

Artifacts on display include:

  • Five-gallon whiskey still, an example of one of the smaller home stills used to make alcohol during Prohibition.
  • Valise with hidden flasks produced by Abercrombie & Fitch, with a brass stud on its base that, when swiveled, reveals a tiny keyhole. Once unlocked, the false bottom opens to reveal three silver flasks.
  • One-gallon “alky cooker” like those used by impoverished families employed by Chicago’s Genna brothers to make small batches of liquor in their homes.
  • Grape brick sign, which advertised the blocks of grape concentrate sold in grocery stores. These blocks could be combined with water to make grape juice. Of course, yeast could be added, the mixture poured into a bottle, the bottle corked and, three weeks later—voila!—home-made wine.
  • Budweiser frozen eggs, which along with more than 25 other non-alcoholic products, carried Anheuser Busch’s most popular brand name during Prohibition. Other products included soft drinks, malt extract, corn syrup and truck bodies. The frozen eggs were sold in 30-pound canisters and stabilized with sugar and salt.
  • Beaded chiffon dress, circa 1926, which provides an example of the new and bolder fashions that became popular during the Prohibition era due to the rise of flapper culture.

A unique aquarium exhibit, produced in conjunction with The Animal Planet series “Tanked,” tells the story of the 1922 sinking of the Lizzie D, a tug boat believed to have moonlighted as a rum runner, off the coast of Fire Island, New York. The 440-gallon tank memorializes the discovery of the sunken vessel in 1977, which was indeed found to be carrying crates containing hundreds of bottles of Kentucky bourbon, Scotch whisky and Canadian rye whisky.

Master Distiller in Residence George Racz, oversees the initial production of corn-mash moonshine in The Underground’s 60-gallon, custom-made copper-pot still. Capable of producing 250 750 ml jars of moonshine per week, the gleaming still forms the focal point of the distillery.

In the speakeasy, The Underground’s moonshine provides the centerpiece of the cocktail collection, while a full bar is also available. The speakeasy cocktail menu includes typical Prohibition cocktails such as Bee’s Knees, Underground Old Fashioned, Ginger Jake and Giggle Water. A variety of coffee cocktails, draft beer, bottled beer, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available.

Finally, for private groups and intimate events, a VIP hideaway called “The Fitting Room,”  concealed by a secret entrance off the speakeasy, can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Entrance to The Underground at The Mob Museum is free with general Museum admission until 5 p.m.; guests who wish to visit just The Underground after 5 p.m. may enter via its exterior side entrance free of charge until closing. The new hours of the Museum, including The Underground, are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday, and 9 a.m. until midnight, Thursday through Saturday.

For even more information about Prohibition, visit the Museum’s online exhibit at prohibitionhistory.org.

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

Celebrating its Sixth Anniversary, The Mob Museum Hosts Commemorative Events, February 14-16

CELEBRATING ITS SIXTH ANNIVERSARY, THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS
COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS, FEBRUARY 14 – 16

 

To celebrate six years of educating the community as well as visitors from around the world, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces a week of special events and debut of three new, permanent exhibit additions.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Anniversary, Free Admission for Locals and New Permanent Exhibits Open to the Public
Nevada residents will receive free admission and non-Nevada residents will receive buy-one, get-one admission all day. In addition, the Museum opens a brand-new exhibition and two new experiential spaces that day:

Organized Crime Today Exhibition
Featuring artifacts, graphics and a large, interactive, 17-foot-wide Global Networks touchscreen wall, this exhibition space brings the story of organized crime into the present day, as well as modernizes the way the Museum tells that story. In addition to covering present-day rackets, Organized Crime Today explores active crime groups—such as outlaw motorcycle gangs, Yakuza, Mexican cartels, Eastern European mafias and MS-13—and the international array of law enforcement agencies that seek to eradicate them. Exhibits and corresponding digital content on the Museum’s website (www.themobmuseum.org) will be regularly updated to reflect the latest global organized crime developments.

Use of Force Training Experience
One of two new experiential spaces that explore law enforcement methods of identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting criminals, the Use of Force Training Experience places guests in the shoes of law enforcement officers. Guests will engage in an intensive training session using both digital and live role-playing scenarios that demonstrate the speed and complexity of use of force decisions. Related exhibits examine an array of factors that influence law enforcement responses to real or perceived threats, with a particular focus on the use of deadly force.

The Crime Lab Experience
The Crime Lab offers guests a hands-on, interactive exploration of five different forensic science topics. Guests explore the Crime Lab during the 25-minute facilitated experience, which is guided by a Museum educator and features original multimedia with insights from forensic science experts. While spending time at each station, guests will acquire a foundational understanding of scientific techniques used to conduct death investigation, DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, crime scene investigation and firearms examination. 

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8:15 a.m. – Facebook Live Podcast; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Book Signing with Steve Schofield, Author of “Scof on Scof: A Colorful Arrangement of True Crime Stories”
From mobsters to squad cars to Made Men, Schofield’s book charts his rise from a teen-aged flower-shop runner to a local beat cop on the mean streets of Chicago—and, finally, to Hollywood.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Book Signing with John Binder, Author of “Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition”
Guests are invited to a meet-and-greet with expert documentary consultant, organized crime expert and author John Binder during a signing of his well-researched and eye-opening book about Chicago during the Prohibition years.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Wiseguy Speaker Series featuring John Binder
Author John Binder discusses details about the influence of prohibition in Chicago and the life and death of Al Capone.

Friday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Annual Blood Drive
Located behind the Museum, guests can take advantage of the Blood-Mobile and donate blood to United Blood Services. Click here to register in advance. 

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

ONLINE LINKS:
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Oscar’s Steakhouse and The Mob Museum Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse

 

 

 

 

OSCAR’S STEAKHOUSE AND THE MOB MUSEUM MAKE YOU AN
OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has partnered with Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel and Casino on a package combining admission to the Museum with dinner at former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s namesake restaurant.

The package, priced at $99 per person, will pair admission to the Museum with a special prix fix dinner at Oscar’s that includes a cocktail and a special three-course menu: Oscar’s Chopped Salad with Onion Strings; main entrée selection of either an 8-ounce filet mignon, chicken or salmon served with the chef’s choice of vegetable and potato; and a dessert selection of New York cheesecake or a trio of chocolate mousse.

Prior to serving two terms as mayor, Goodman led a successful career as a defense attorney representing numerous individuals charged with organized crime offenses. While serving as mayor, Goodman first envisioned creating a museum dedicated to the history of the Mob in downtown Las Vegas’ former federal building and U.S. post office. In 2012, that vision became a reality when the Museum opened to the public. Today, he serves on the Museum’s Board of Directors.

“Dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse makes a fitting capstone on an afternoon spent exploring the eye-opening history of organized crime and law enforcement at The Mob Museum,” said Ashley Miller, senior director of marketing and public relations, The Mob Museum. “Experience Oscar Goodman’s impact on Las Vegas’ history and culture as well as his signature version of classic Las Vegas hospitality.”

“Oscar’s steakhouse offers a classic Vegas dining experience reminiscent of the days when the infamous mobsters of old Vegas dined at the Plaza,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “We are happy to partner with The Mob Museum to offer our guests a unique opportunity to enjoy two great, iconic experiences in downtown Las Vegas.”

This special package is available for purchase on the  Oscar’s or Mob Museum websites or in person at either location. Package price does not include gratuity, blackout dates may apply, and guests are encouraged to make dinner reservations online at www.oscarslv.com or by calling 702-38-OSCAR (6-7227).

ABOUT OSCAR’S STEAKHOUSE
Named after former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s steakhouse is a glamorous and uniquely Las Vegas steakhouse inside the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino that overlooks the lights of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas. Oscar’s features perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill and accompanied by high-quality, made-from-scratch sides. Oscar’s also offers a wide variety of delicious, hand-crafted cocktails, including martinis, the former mayor’s signature drink. Reservations are recommended by calling (702) 38-OSCAR or (702) 386-7227 or online at www.oscarslv.com.

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. 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 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. Admission is $23.95 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 Debut The Underground, a Permanent Prohibition History Exhibit Featuring Speakeasy and Distillery

 

THE MOB MUSEUM TO DEBUT THE UNDERGROUND, A PERMANENT
PROHIBITION HISTORY EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKING SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY, APRIL 2018

-Immersive experience will transport guests back to the 1920s, when
outlawed liquor gave rise to the Mob.
-Veteran of the craft cocktail and hospitality industry Clint Thoman to serve
as The Underground’s director of food and beverage.

 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will reinvent the way guests experience history when it unveils The Underground, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of Prohibition, in April 2018.

Guests touring The Underground will learn about Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running. Prohibition shut down thousands of breweries and distilleries across America, but it could not eliminate the public’s desire for alcohol. It simply forced the brewing and distilling of booze into the shadows, where it became the purview of organized crime syndicates. Indeed, Prohibition led directly to the rise and proliferation of the Mob in America.

Entirely re-envisioning the typical museum exhibition experience, The Underground will take visitors on an uncommonly vivid journey back in time: Situated discreetly in the basement of the Museum, The Underground will house a real working distillery and speakeasy. While visiting these vibrant, immersive environments, guests will be compelled to ponder the time when consuming alcohol was not only a criminal act, but also bred secret watering holes that became the most glamorous places to be.

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

Complete with luxurious Art Deco-inspired design motifs, and a distinctive sense that something illicit is afoot, The Underground speakeasy will feature The Mob Museum’s own house-distilled spirits and house-brewed beer, as well as tempting Prohibition-era cocktails. Genuine Moonshine made onsite from corn mash will be the centerpiece of the cocktail collection, which will also feature a full bar including the Museum’s proprietary vodka, gin and rum.

The Museum has contracted craft cocktail and hospitality industry professional Clint Thoman to serve as its food and beverage director for the speakeasy and distillery. With the Museum, he is creating a cocktail menu as authentic to the Prohibition era as possible—replete with Manhattans, juleps, martinis, smashes, rickeys and flips gleaned from the period’s cocktail books—while also crafting original cocktails inspired by the spirits and flavors of the era.

“During Prohibition, half the country wantonly broke the law so they could enjoy a cocktail, yet their drink choices were rather limited,” explained Thoman. “This meant creativity and improvisation were key. To reflect the era, we will be serving a rotating roster of flavored moonshines, house-made infusions, and variety of original cocktails inspired by the Prohibition era as well as beers brewed on-site.”

For more information about Prohibition, visit the Museum’s online exhibit at prohibitionhistory.org. To follow progress on the Museum’s enhancement program and all new exhibits opening in 2018, visit themobmuseum.org/renovation.

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. 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 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. Admission is $23.95 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 Final Community Safety Forum of the Year on Dec. 18

CALENDAR LISTING ALERT

THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST FINAL COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM OF 2016 ON
DECEMBER 18: POLICE STOPS AND CONSENTS TO SEARCH

Presented in Partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
and Sponsored by NV Energy

WHAT:
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts its next Community Safety Forum on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. Presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the topic of this forum will be Police Stops and Consents to Search. The forum is free to the public and includes free Museum admission, thanks to sponsor NV Energy. Live-streaming of the event will be available on the Museum’s website.

This presentation will cover the laws and procedures governing police stops and consents to search. An LVMPD officer will address all applicable laws, including constitutional, federal, state, county and city. In addition, the difference between the various types police stops conducted—including consensual, reasonable and probable—will be discussed.

WHEN:
Sunday, December 18
2 to 3 p.m.

COST:
FREE presentation, including FREE Museum admission.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat for this presentation, click here.

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

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
instagram.com/themobmuseum
snapchat.com/add/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org

Nov. 15 Only – Mob Museum Offers FREE Locals’ Admission

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER NEVADA RESIDENTS FREE ADMISSION ON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, IN RECOGNITION OF KEFAUVER DAY

Non-Nevada Residents to Receive Buy-one, Get-one Admission

WHAT:
On Tuesday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will commemorate the anniversary of the Kefauver Committee hearing, which took place in its building on November 15, 1950, by offering free admission during regular operating hours for Nevada residents. Non-Nevada residents will receive buy-one, get-one admission that day. Kefauver Day at The Mob Museum is sponsored by Zappos.

Kefauver Day at The Mob Museum is held each year to raise awareness of the significance of the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. Launched by U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver, the outcome of these hearings played a pivotal role in advancing the nation’s fight against organized crime, as well as the development of Las Vegas as the nation’s gaming capital.

Among the Museum’s artifacts related to Sen. Kefauver are coonskin cap, gavel and briefcase, all of which are on loan from the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections. Sen. Kefauver first adopted a coonskin hat as a trademark during his 1948 campaign for election to the U.S. Senate. He continued to use the coonskin cap as a trademark throughout his political career which included unsuccessful campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956 and an unsuccessful campaign for the vice presidency as Adlai Stevenson’s running mate in 1956. All three objects, along with others related to the hearings, are on display in the Kefauver Room, located just outside the Museum’s historic courtroom where the Las Vegas Kefauver Committee hearing took place.

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 15
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

COST:

  • FREE admission for Nevada residents.
  • Buy-one, get-one admission for non-Nevada residents.

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

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
instagram.com/themobmuseum
snapchat.com/add/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org