THE MOB MUSEUM LAUNCHES MOBCAST, ITS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO REACH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
Now, fans of The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, can have access to informative Museum content no matter where they are. This month, the Museum debuts Mobcast, original videos hosted online featuring historians, authors, veterans of law enforcement agencies and others. The objective of Mobcast is to illuminate a different facet of the ongoing battle between the Mob and law enforcement and delve into aspects of Las Vegas history.
The first Mobcast, which may be found on YouTube here, was produced in commemoration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. It features former City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, who was famously a defense attorney for several high-profile organized crime figures; Dr. Michael Green, Las Vegas expert and history professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas; and Geoff Schumacher, noted author on Las Vegas history and director of content development, The Mob Museum. In the 16-minute Mobcast, they cover a variety of key moments in Nevada’s 150-year history when organized crime and law enforcement activities helped shape the course of the city’s development.
“Introducing Mobcast allows us not only to expand our reach to a potentially global audience, but also helps fulfill our mission of advancing public understanding of the ways the Mob and its battle with law enforcement has shaped society,” said Schumacher. “As a dynamic, living Museum, we recognized the importance of continuing to build upon our existing content. Mobcast allows us to produce timely and quality programming in a cost-effective, nimble manner for our audiences.”
Mobcast is posted on the Museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The Museum aims to produce two Mobcast programs per month and future topics will include looking at the Mob’s involvement in the JFK assassination, Prohibition-era cocktails, the Mob’s origins and much more. Some of the Museum’s Mobcast programs will be made available to the public while others will be available exclusively to Museum’s members. Other exclusive Museum-member perks include Artifacts After Hours programs and Wiseguy Speakers Series events, both of which take place at the Museum.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.
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