– Prohibition-Era fashion exhibition opens November 4.
– Free Museum admission for locals on Kefauver Day, November 15.
– Author Talk and book signing with “Five Families” author Selwyn Raab, November 17.
– Community Safety Forum on gang awareness, November 20.
– Wiseguy Speaker Series on Howard Hughes, November 22.
– Museum After Dark continues.
LAS VEGAS (October 2016) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces multiple programs taking place this November:
Ready to Roar, a temporary exhibition of Prohibition-Era fashion and culture, opens to the public on Friday, November 4. Curated in conjunction with UNLV, the exhibit illustrates the indelible impact the Prohibition Era had on not only women’s fashions, but also their rights and freedoms. The exhibition will be on view until February 2017 and is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities. The exhibit is also held in partnership with the Clark County Museum, Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Parks and the National Park Service. Free with Museum admission.
Kefauver Day, November 15, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the fifth year in a row, The Mob Museum recognizes Kefauver Day, in honor of the Kefauver Committee Hearing into organized crime that took place in the Museum’s historic courtroom on November 15, 1950. Nevada residents receive free admission, while non-locals enjoy buy-one, get-one admission all day. This special day is sponsored by Zappos.com
Author Talk and Book Signing with Selwyn Raab, “Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires,” November 17, 7 p.m. Raab’s book, now printed in a newly updated 20th anniversary edition, traces the history of the infamous Cosa Nostra. At this event, he will share thrilling insider stories and insights gained during his 40 years of reporting on New York City’s biggest crime families, as well as reveal information about how these families are reinventing themselves in the 21st century. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Community Safety Forum on Gang Awareness, November 20, 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, this event will feature the LVMPD’s Gang Crimes Bureau, which is responsible for the monitoring, analysis and dissemination of gang-related incidents, gang intelligence and gang-related crimes. Free (includes Museum admission, sponsored by NV Energy).
Wiseguy Speaker Series: The Secret World of Howard Hughes, November 22, 7 p.m. Museum Director of Content Geoff Schumacher, author of “Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue,” will discuss the history of this reclusive billionaire’s secret arrival into Las Vegas 50 years ago this month. During this multimedia presentation, attendees will hear a rare recording of Hughes’ voice from a 1971 phone conversation. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Museum after Dark, Due to robust guest demand, the Museum continues its extended operating hours: The Museum will continue operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Also still available is The Made Experience, a special package pairing a three-course, prix-fixe dinner and signature cocktail at Triple George Grill—just steps from the Museum—with Museum admission for $89 per person. Finally, the Museum continues its nightly presentations, “These Things of Ours: Objects After Dark,” each evening from 5 to 7 p.m. These opportunities enable visitors to learn about behind-the-scenes objects, photos and documents not on regular display at the Museum. Evening presentations are free with Museum admission and free for Museum Members.
For more information, 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, 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 TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” 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.