- Courtroom Conversation reveals LVMPD’s star turn in “COPS” series, October 6
- Community Safety Forum addresses animal cruelty prevention, October 16
- Author Talk delves into mystery, Mob ties in death of Sonny Liston, October 25
- Seasonal promotions offered for holiday card photo sessions, World Series games and Halloween
LAS VEGAS (September 2016) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces three events taking place this October:
“COPS” COURTROOM CONVERSATION FEATURING PRODUCER, CURRENT AND FORMER LVMPD SHERIFFS, Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m. – This discussion will feature Executive Producer John Langley, as well as Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriffs Joseph Lombardo and Bill Young. Some of its most memorable episodes have been filmed in Las Vegas, featuring Lombardo as a patrol officer and Young as a member of the Vice unit. Currently in its 28th season, “COPS” has followed law enforcement officers during patrol and other police activities in more than 140 different cities. The long-running reality program was truly groundbreaking at the time.
This event will take a look at how Langley created the vision for “COPS,” what innovations he introduced to make it distinctive, how it played a role in the way America looks at police work, and the many challenges officers face as they investigate crime.
Cost: $25 for general public, $22.50 for Museum Members.
Community Safety Forum – Animal Cruelty Prevention, Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m. – Presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and sponsored by NV Energy, this event will feature officers from the department’s newest unit, the Animal Cruelty Unit. They will discuss what constitutes animal abuse, the reasons why it is important to investigate such abuse and how to rescue and adopt abused animals. This event is free to the public and includes Museum admission.
The Legend of Sonny Liston: Cracking the Cold Case in Las Vegas – Author Talk with investigative journalist Shaun Assael, Tuesday, October 25, 7 p.m. – In his brand-new book, “The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights,” Assael pries into mysteries and Mob ties surrounding this renowned 1960s heavyweight boxing champion. After losing the heavyweight title, Liston’s life took a tragic turn and he was found dead in his Las Vegas home in 1971. A book signing will follow the Author Talk. The event is free with Museum admission.
Due to robust guest demand, the Museum announces the continuation of its extended operating hours: The Museum will continue operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. (Previously, it was announced the hours would change beginning September 6.) 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 6 to 8 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 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.