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The Mob Museum and The Underground Speakeasy Announce March Programs, Promotions

The Historic Courtroom located at The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM AND THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY ANNOUNCE MARCH PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for March, as well as monthly specials inside The Underground speakeasy.

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

Community Safety Forum: Community-Oriented Policing
Date: Sunday, March 7
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor. To watch a livestream of this event, click on the “Watch” button here.
Cost: Free, including free Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Registration is required. Click here to RSVP.
Description: As police departments across the country strive to mend community-police relations, North Las Vegas’ C.O.P. (Community-Oriented Policing) officers are working to build trust with residents and businesses. Officer Caitlyn Eber will explain what she and her fellow officers are doing to open lines of communication with underserved neighborhoods. A livestream of the presentation will be posted on the Museum’s website thanks to NV Energy’s generous support.
Speaker:

  • Officer Caitlyn Ebert, Community-Oriented Policing Officer, North Las Vegas Police Department

The Whiskey Club: Irish Whiskey from the Jameson Distillery
Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the basement of The Mob Museum.
Cost: This is a sold-out event. To be added to the waitlist or to learn about the next monthly Whiskey Club event to be held on April 14, please contact the museum at (702) 229-2713 or sales@themobmuseum.org. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Description: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Pernod-Ricard brand ambassador and award-winning bartender Raul Faria will discuss Ireland’s centuries-old distilling traditions. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of exceptionally well-balanced Irish whiskeys from the Jameson Distillery and delectable small bites inspired by Irish cuisine.

‘Wide Open’: 90 Years of Legal Gambling in Nevada
Part One: Becoming America’s Playground, 1931-1960
Part Two: Becoming a Global Destination, 1961-2021
Date: Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 25
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor. To watch a livestream of part one of this event, click on the “Watch” button here. To watch a livestream of part two of this event, click on the “Watch” button here.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP for part one. Click here to RSVP for part two.
Description: To recognize the Nevada gambling industry’s 90th anniversary this March, the Museum will host a two-part speaker series featuring experts on the turbulent, Mob-centered history of the state’s casino industry. For “Part One: Becoming America’s Playground, 1931-1960,” Michael Green and Geoff Schumacher will chart the gambling industry’s rise from legalization in 1931 through its Mob-controlled golden age of the 1950s. For “Part Two: Becoming a Global Destination, 1961-2021,” David G. Schwartz and Alan Feldman will trace gaming’s evolution from the themed resorts of the 1960s through the megaresort era starting in the 1990s.
Speakers:

  • Michael Green is an associate professor of history at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is the author of numerous books on the history of Nevada and Las Vegas, including “Nevada: A History of the Silver State” and “Las Vegas: A Centennial History.” He is also a member of The Mob Museum’s board of directors.
  • Geoff Schumacher is the vice president of exhibits and programs for The Mob Museum. He is the author of “Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia, and Palace Intrigue” and “Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas.”
  • David G. Schwartz, professor and the associate vice provost for Faculty Affairs at UNLV. He studies gambling and casinos, video games, Las Vegas, tourism and higher education. Schwartz has authored several books, including “Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas” and At the Sands: The Casino That Shaped Classic Las Vegas, Brought the Rat Pack Together, and Went Out with a Bang.”
  • Alan Feldman is one of the world’s leading experts on responsible gaming. As Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming for UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, Feldman develops programs and policies to advance related knowledge and capabilities within the industry and regulatory community. Feldman spent nearly 30 years in the gaming industry with MGM Resorts.

Oh Canada: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Organized Crime
Date: Saturday, March 20
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.
Description: In recent decades, the Great White North has been a hotbed of organized crime activity, especially in large cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Hamilton, Ontario. Retired police intelligence sergeant and criminology professor at Mohawk College, Stephen Metelsky, will discuss recent Mob history in Canada, including Project OTremens, a case that exposed a United States and Canada drug trafficking operation involving two New York Mafia families.
Speaker:

  • Stephen Metelsky, M.A., is a writer, organized crime specialist, retired police intelligence sergeant and criminology professor at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in Law Enforcement
Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor. To watch a livestream of this event, click on the “Watch” button here.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.
Description: In recent decades, women have become a larger part of American law enforcement. In honor of Women’s History Month, a panel featuring accomplished local women in law enforcement will discuss the challenges women face in policing and what needs to be done to overcome it. Attendees will hear from accomplished leaders who have paved the way for innovative policing and better relations between police and the community.
Speakers:

  • Chief Pamela Ojeda, North Las Vegas Police Department.
  • Cynthia Santana is the assistant special agent in charge for the FBI. Santana entered on duty as a Special Agent for the FBI in January 2001 and has worked for a variety of cities in the United States.
  • Captain Sasha Larkin has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for two years. Larkin currently leads the Office of Internal Oversight and Constitutional Policing, which comprises the Force Investigation Team, the Critical Incident Review Team and the Internal Oversight unit.

Minds in Crisis: Mental Health in American Prisons
Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Inside the Historic Courtroom on the second floor. To watch a livestream of this event, click on the “Watch” button here.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.
Description: The U.S. prison population has more than quadrupled over the past four decades, and many of those behind bars are mentally ill. A shortage of mental health treatment options has pushed many people in need of psychiatric care into the pipeline to prison instead. The director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, Charles Daniels, and Dr. Christine Montross, author of “Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration,” will examine this critical problem and discuss solutions.
Speakers:

  • Dr. Christine Montross, author of “Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration,” and associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
  • Charles Daniels, 30-year corrections veteran and director, Nevada Department of Corrections.

Vintage Slot Machines on Permanent Display
Date: March 1
Time: The Mob Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Open City exhibition located on the second floor.
Description: In the 1950s and ’60s, many Las Vegas and Reno casinos embraced “figural” slot machines – machines that look like human figures. There were cowboys, Native Americans, cocktail waitresses, miners, gangsters and more. Two vintage figural slot machines are now on permanent display inside the vault in the Skim Room on the second floor of the Museum.

The cowboy machine was featured in the Pioneer Club on Fremont Street. The quarter slot resembles the 40-foot-tall Vegas Vic sign, which debuted above the Pioneer Club in 1951 and still towers over Fremont Street today. Also, on display is a bandit machine requiring gamblers to pull his gun-toting arm to spin the reels.

The Underground March Drink Specials

Absinthe Minded
Date:  March 1 – 7
Time: The cocktail will be available 12 to 9 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 12 to 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays)
Location: The Underground speakeasy
Cost: $12
Description: Toast to National Absinthe Day with the limited-edition Absinthe Minded cocktail. This delightful blend of Dry Curacao, absinthe, grapefruit olio, pineapple juice and sparkling brut will surely help you forget your cares.

Top O’ the Morning
Date:  March 13 – 19
Time: The cocktail is available Saturday, March 13 and Friday, March 19 from 12 to 10 p.m. and Monday, March 15 through Thursday, March 18 from 12 to 9 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy
Cost: $10
Description: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all week with a Top o’ the Morning. A rousing blend of Jameson Cold Brew, cold brew coffee and Licor 43, this charming cocktail will help start your morning — or evening — off right.

Guinness and a Shot of Jameson
Date: March 13 – 19
Time: The special duo is available Saturday, March 13 and Friday, March 19 from 12 to 10 p.m. and Monday, March 15 through Thursday, March 18 from 12 to 9 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy
Cost: $12
Description: Toast the green holiday with this fitting Irish pair.

Irish Whiskeys from the Jameson Distillery – A-La-Carte Whiskey Flight
Date: March 1 – 31
Time: Flight of four Irish whiskeys will be available 12 to 9 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 12 to 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays) all through March
Location: The Underground speakeasy
Cost: $45 per flight
Description: Sip and savor the easy-drinking flavor of four different Irish whiskeys, which is often considered the first true whiskey. Raise a glass and discover the variations present in this traditional spirit.

Spend $50 and Receive a Complimentary Bottle of Cinn-City Moonshine
Date: March 1 – 31
Time: This promotion will be available 12 to 9 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 12 to 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays)
Location: The Underground speakeasy
Cost: $50
Description: Guests who spend $50 or more in The Underground speakeasy on food and drinks will take home a free bottle of 50ml Cinn-City moonshine which is distilled and packaged in The Mob Museum’s in-house distillery. Cinn-City packs heat, blending the warm sweetness of cinnamon and a pinch of cardamom to create an infusion featuring the flavors that have made cinnamon prized throughout human history.

See www.themobmuseum.org for details and restrictions.

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, all guests are required to wear face coverings. All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive public safety operational plan to follow which can be found here.

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

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 1 in the 2020 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

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The Mob Museum and The Underground Speakeasy Announce March Programs, Promotions