Press Release

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER EVENTS

  • New display on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, opens September 2
  • “Murder, Inc.” Author Talk with Christian Cipollini, September 13 with book signing in the retail store on September 14
  • Book Signing for “The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas Casino Bands,” September 17
  • Community Safety Forum with LVMPD and NV Energy, September 18
  • Pinot’s Palette Museum-themed Painting-and-Wine event, September 22

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

New display: Outlaw Motorcycle GangsOpens Friday, September 2. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs will explore the small percentage of motorcycle riders who engage in drug trafficking, firearms trafficking, theft, extortion and other forms of organized crime. The display will examine the global reach of the gangs, the histories and current practices of some of the largest groups such as the Hells Angels, the Bandidos and the Outlaws as well as some of the infamous gang battles, including the 2015 shootout in a restaurant parking lot in Waco, Texas. The display is free with Museum admission and for Museum Members. On view until February 2017.

“Murder, Inc.: Mysteries of the Mob’s Most Deadly Hit Squad,” an Author Talk with Christian CipolliniTuesday, September 13, 7 – 9 p.m. Award-winning author and crime-history enthusiast Cipollini will discuss the notorious backstories of the mobsters, thugs, racketeers and assassins involved in Murder, Inc. He will explain who its members were, how Murder, Inc. got its name, why it was created and how it met its downfall. Free with admission and for Museum Members. Cipollini will sign copies of his book after his presentation and also from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, in the Museum’s retail store. Live-streaming of the Author Talk will be available here.

Book Signing: “The Rise and Fall of Casino Bands” by Dr. Janis L. McKay – Saturday, September 17, 1 – 5 p.m. Author and Associate Professor of Bassoon at UNLV, McKay will sign copies of her latest book charting the life and history of music found on the Strip. She chronicles the transition from big bands and live orchestras to casinos’ wide adoption of synthesizers and taped music, as well as the impact of this change on musicians. Free inside the Museum’s retail store.

Community Safety Forum on Vice and Sex Trafficking – Sunday, September 18, 2 to 3 p.m. Discover how LVMPD’s Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigation Section works to uncover cases involving commercial sex, arrests of traffickers, protection and support of victims through the recovery process. Attendance at Community Safety Forums is free and includes Museum admission, sponsored by NV Energy.

Pinot’s Palette Painting-and-Wine Event – Thursday, September 22, 7 – 9 p.m. Paint, drink, have fun and support The Mob Museum. Guests will enjoy wine while creating a hand-painted piece of art inspired by the Museum to take home. Tickets are $54 general admission, $49 Members or save $8 and purchase two tickets for $100 (promo code: Mob Museum). Prices include Museum admission, painting supplies, a beverage while you paint and instruction on how to create a work of art.

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.