Image of The Mob Museum. (Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)
THE MOB MUSEUM CELEBRATES NINTH ANNIVERSARY WITH FREE ADMISSION
FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS, FEB. 14
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its ninth anniversary on Feb. 14 by offering free admission for Nevada residents, sponsored by NV Energy.
The day will include a unique photo opportunity with a finely rendered, life-size sculpture of notorious Chicago Mob boss Al Capone as well as a closer look into the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre with a video presentation featuring rare images, artifacts and insights into the crime and investigation. All guests must reserve their ticket in advance; tickets are limited to four per person. In alignment with its “Commitment to Community,” The Mob Museum continues to look for opportunities to increase accessibility to locals. Due to capacity limitations, free admission vouchers will also be distributed to preselected local nonprofit organizations giving them the opportunity to visit the Museum through the end of 2021.
To commemorate the milestone, The Underground will have limited edition anniversary offerings. Throughout February, guests can sip on a specialty scotch flight containing four Highland scotches from the Dalmore Distillery for $45. Also, from February 12 to 14, hand-crafted cocktails curated to toast to the celebratory occasion will be available including:
- The Southside Story ($12) – made with Raspberry-infused gin, mint, sugar and lemon.
Cocktails such as the Southside became popular during Prohibition because of their astonishing ability to mask even the worst bathtub gin. With Raspberry-Infused Aviation Old Tom Gin, mint simple syrup and lemon, this cocktail’s delicious blend of botanicals and berries demonstrates why cocktails remained popular after Prohibition ended.
- Gangster’s Paradise ($12) – made with Rye, Amaretto, chocolate liqueur, cherry liqueur and Corazon bitters.
During Prohibition, thirsty Americans traveled south of the border to Mexico, and the Gangster’s Paradise is a nod to the cocktail creations that resulted. Mole poblano-inspired Corazon bitters accentuate the Templeton Rye, Amaretto, and chocolate and cherry liqueurs in this cocktail.
In addition, all visitors will enjoy a 10 percent discount on food and beverage purchases in The Underground throughout the day. This promotion does not apply to souvenir bottles or other retail items.
Also available for the anniversary: a new collection of retail items including a limited-edition Mob Museum building replica. Items are available for purchase online at store.themobmuseum.org.
For more information about the Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE:
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 health operational plan to follow which can be found here.
ABOUT NV ENERGY
NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to more than 1.4 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 56 million tourists annually. NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.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 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.