Blood Drive, Bob Delaney Author Talk, Safety in Schools Community Safety Forum, Summer Movie Series
LAS VEGAS (June 2016) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of events taking place during the month of July:
Museum After Dark – Nightly, 5 to 9 p.m. Non-Nevada residents enjoy $5 off Museum general admission and Nevada residents receive free parking. 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.
Summer Movie Series – July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6:45 p.m. in the Museum’s courtroom. Classic Mob movies preceded by brief discussions of the real stories behind them. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission. Make it a night out on the town by enjoying The Made Experience package, which includes a prix-fixe, three-course dinner and Museum admission. The full schedule may be found here.
Beat the Heat Blood Drive with the American Red Cross –Friday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mob Museum invites the community to donate blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, which will be stationed behind the Museum. Each donor will receive one free single Museum admission, as well as two free entries to the Marc Savard Comedy Show at the V Theater (a $9.99 box office service fee will apply for each V Theater ticket). Donors are encouraged to make advance appointments here.
From Whistleblower to Blowing Whistles: an Author Talk with Bob Delaney – Tuesday, July 12, 7 to 9 p.m. In 1975, New Jersey State Trooper Bob Delaney joined an undercover sting operation tasked with infiltrating the Genovese and Bruno crime families who controlled the New Jersey waterfront. While wearing wire, Delaney dealt daily with mobsters who modeled themselves after their onscreen counterparts in box office hits such as “The Godfather.” As a result of this assignment, Delaney developed post-traumatic stress disorder and began officiating high school basketball games as a way to cope. He eventually became one of the NBA’s most respected officials and currently serves as vice president of NBA Referee Operations. As recognition for his numerous trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to counsel troops, as well as his efforts to help law enforcement and first responders struggling with PTSD, he has earned the U.S. Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service award and President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award. He is the author of “Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob” and “Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress.” This Author Talk is free for Museum Members and with regular Museum admission.
Community Safety Forum on School Safety – Sunday, July 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Listen to officers with the Clark County School District Police Department and UNLV Police Services discuss how they protect students and staff from everything from drugs and gangs to thefts, natural disasters, fires and shootings. With an emphasis on community-oriented policing, officers focus on school safety, personal safety, crime prevention, emergency preparedness, school anti-violence initiatives, outreach and building community partnerships and serve as role models, counselors and educators. Attendance at Community Safety Forums is free and includes Museum admission, sponsored by NV Energy.
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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