Press Release

HOT HAVANA NIGHTS, CALL GIRL RACKET PRESENTATION STEAM UP THE MOB MUSEUM IN AUGUST

LAS VEGAS (July 2016) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of events taking place this August:

Hot Havana NightsThursday, August 4, 6 to 10 p.m. At this annual celebration of Cuba’s Pre-Revolution stint as “America’s Playground,” guests will immerse themselves in the vibrancy of Cuban culture, in­cluding its delectable cuisine, tropical cocktails, music, cabaret floor show performances, dancing, casino-style games, hand-rolled Mob Museum-label premium cigars and more. Hot Havana Nights is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Heritage Foundation and sponsored by Johnson Brothers of Nevada. Tickets are $69 including open bar, admission and entertainment or $49 for admission and entertainment only. Members receive a 10 percent discount.

Wiseguy Speaker Series: Glen Meek on the Vegas Call Girl RacketThursday, August 31, 7 p.m. Award-winning TV investigative reporter and former federal investigator Glen Meek discusses the late 1990s attempt by a New York crime family to move into the Las Vegas call girl racket only to find a small-time computer hacker was diverting the calls to set up his own scam. Meanwhile, the FBI was also involved with wiretaps, an informer and undercover agent providing information about the escorts and the huge sums of cash being generated. When the Mob hired a hitman, the FBI made arrests. Meek will explore the extraordinary twists and double and triple dealing involved in this bizarre tale. This event is free with Museum admission and for Museum Members.

Community Safety Forum on Elder Abuse – Sunday, August 21, 2 to 3 p.m. For every case of elder abuse reported, it is estimated five remain unreported. This unfortunate reality can take numerous forms—from neglect and physical harm to taking financial advantage of the vulnerable elderly. Attendees at this forum will learn what constitutes elder abuse, how to report it and the resources that are available to assist.  Attendance at Community Safety Forums is free and includes Museum admission, sponsored by NV Energy.

Museum After Dark – From 6 to 8 p.m., behind-the-scenes relics, objects, photographs and documents not typically on display are brought out for public view and discussed by Museum educators.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734.

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, interactive 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 more than 1,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.

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