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The Mob Museum To Celebrate Las Vegas History Day Sunday, May 15

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO CELEBRATE LAS VEGAS HISTORY DAY WITH
REIMAGINED EXHIBIT, MURAL HONORING THE CITY’S EARLY YEARS SUNDAY, MAY 15

In recognition of the City of Las Vegas’s birthday on May 15, 1905, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, invites the community to Las Vegas History Day: Updated Exhibit and Outdoor Mural Honor the City’s Early Years on Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are invited to view the revamped “Tough Little Town” exhibit as well as the second segment of the Museum’s outdoor Las Vegas history mural. The event is free for Museum Members or with Museum admission

Located on the third floor of the Museum, the “Tough Little Town” exhibit tells the story of early Las Vegas before the Mob moved in. Inspired by the Museum’s 10th anniversary this year, the exhibit has been refreshed with new stories, images and artifacts illustrating the rise of Las Vegas from a small railroad town to an emerging gambling destination.

The second segment of the Museum’s outdoor Las Vegas history mural parallels the story told in the “Tough Little Town” exhibit. The first segment of the mural, completed in 2021, focuses on the bustling 1940s in Las Vegas. The second segment debuting on May 15 goes back further, charting the city’s development from the 19th century through the 1930s. Located on the retaining wall surrounding the Museum’s paid parking lot, the mural is the work of respected local artist Miguel Hernandez, who pairs his artistic talents with his enthusiasm for the city’s history. The mural and exhibit were both funded in part by grants from Nevada Humanities.

Geoff Schumacher, the Museum’s vice president of exhibits and programs, will be available for interviews from 9 to 10 a.m. on May 15. Media interested in interviews should contact Vanessa Thill at vanessa@thevoxagency.com no later than Friday, May 13.

Reservations are not required for the unveiling of the mural. Guests can purchase tickets here to see the reinvented “Tough Little Town” exhibit located on the third floor of The Mob Museum.

For more information about the Museum, 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. 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” and  “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “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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