The Mob Museums Announces Free, Members-Only Speaker Series

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Artifacts after Hours, Wiseguy Speaker Series FREE for Members

Become a real “Wiseguy”—a member at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement—and enjoy free admission and access to exclusive private events throughout the year. The Mob Museum has announced the upcoming schedule of its members-only Artifacts after Hours and Wiseguy Speaker Series events, scheduled to take place July 2014 through January 2015.

Artifacts after Hours events offer rare opportunities to get in-depth insight into some of the Museum’s most arresting exhibits. The Wiseguy Speaker Series, sponsored by Ernst & Young, provides members an inside look at organized crime and law enforcement through presentations by noted authors, scholars, government agents and other experts.

These intimate Artifacts after Hours events are FREE for members and $5 for their guest (one guest only per member). Wiseguy Speaker Series events are FREE for members and $30 for one guest (price includes an individual membership). All events take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

Artifacts after Hours

  • July 17, 2014, Glamour and Gambling in Havana: Get a firsthand look at The Mob Museum’s artifacts from the days when Cuba was known as America’s Playland, including photographs and other memorabilia from infamous Havana hotels, casinos and cabarets.
  • September 18, 2014, The Mob’s Illegal Gambling Empire: Learn about the two newest Mob Museum displays featuring rare early- to mid-20th century casino chips, photos and memorabilia from the opening of Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingo Hotel, as well as from illegal gambling clubs that once flourished across America.
  • November 13, 2014, Kefauver’s War on Organized Crime and Corruption: Examine up close the artifacts telling the story of Sen. Estes Kefauver and the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime and Interstate Commerce. In 1950, The Mob Museum’s courtroom served as the site of one of these important hearings, which ultimately revealed the prevalence of Mob activity in the United States and led to Las Vegas’ rise as the nation’s gambling capital.

Wiseguy Speaker Series

  • Aug. 14, 2014, Willie Martello’s El Rey Club: Andy Martello, author of “The King of Casinos,” the story of Willie Martello’s El Rey Club, will share how Mob jealousies and connections influenced operations in the searchlight club.
  • October 9, 2014, The Strike Force’s Battle with Organized Crime: Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons, the first woman appointed special attorney to the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Strike force, will discuss her case against former Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo and how he became the highest ranking Made Member to turn government witness at that time.
  • January 8, 2015: The Las Vegas Years of Howard Hughes: Geoff Schumacher, director of content development, The Mob Museum, and author of “Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue,” separates fact from fiction in telling the amazing story of the reclusive billionaire’s Las Vegas years.

Value Memberships at The Mob Museum begin at $30 for an Individual, $55 for Dual and $85 for Family (two adults and up to four children). Members receive free, unlimited admission for one year, 10 percent discount on retail, concessions and select events, the monthly “Known Associates” member newsletter as well as priority notification of special events.

Donor Memberships are also available at the Exclusive Membership ($150), Museum Partner ($500) and Major Supporter ($1,000) levels. These memberships include all the benefits of the Value Family Membership plus a special collector’s item, five complimentary one-time-use guest passes, Nevada resident admission prices for out-of-town guests and advance notification and discounts to special events and speakers. In addition, Museum Partner and Major Supporter memberships include special VIP parking accommodations and a portion of all three Donor Membership levels is tax deductible. Donor Members’ tax-deductible gifts support the Museum’s educational mission to advance public understanding of organized crime and its impact on American society.

Corporate Memberships are also available. For more information about becoming a Museum Member, contact the Membership Office at (702) 229-2714 or [email protected].

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 and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 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 Connect on Facebook: and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

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The Mob Museums Announces Free, Members-Only Speaker Series
Become a real “Wiseguy”—a member at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement—and enjoy free admission and access to exclusive private events throughout the year.

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