INSIDE THE MOB MUSEUM
Themes and exhibits, key artifacts and notable names reveal full story of organized crime and law enforcement
LAS VEGAS – The Mob Museum features a strong line-up of the most famous and infamous names associated with organized crime along with key artifacts that headline one of the most impressive collections of Mob history under one roof. A world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas, the Museum presents an authentic view of the battle between organized crime and law enforcement with an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of the story.
The Mob Museum’s signature artifacts include some of the most iconic in Mob history such as the St. Valentine’s Day Wall where seven men affiliated with the Moran gang were murdered by the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone in Chicago on February 14, 1929.
Artifacts belonging to Alphonse Capone, Dion O’Bannion, George Moran, Charlie Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Ben Siegel, Sam Giancana, Joe Bonanno, Frank Rosenthal, Mickey Cohen, Moe Sedway, Tony Spilotro and John Gotti are among the hundreds of other unique and rare items in The Mob Museum. Guns, weapons, customized jewelry, personal belongings and hundreds of photographs are among the many artifacts housed within the Museum. The Museum’s interactive and highly experiential exhibits also help bring to life the fascinating stories of organized crime and those who fought against it, according to Jonathan Ullman, executive director and CEO of The Mob Museum.
Rather than starting on ground level, the visitor begins on the third floor and flows down to the lower floors. Recreating a police department environment of the 1950s, the elevator ride to the third floor is designed as part of the experience, setting the stage and engrossing the visitor in the excitement to follow. The story line then proceeds in linear sequence through history, the rise of the Mob, its arrival and development in Las Vegas, its influence in cities across the country and law enforcement efforts to counter crime.
The Mob Museum is a modern-day museum – highly experiential and interactive. Fascinating stories are brought to life through one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive touch screens and unique ways to engage with law enforcement and organized crime materials.
Some of the subjects explored within The Mob Museum include:
Edgar Hoover, Estes Kefauver, Eliot Ness, Elmer Irey, Joe Pistone, Harry Anslinger, Eunice Carter, The Honorable Donna Fitzsimmons, Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani and others.
An in-depth look at Las Vegas as the ultimate “open city” that attracted mobsters following the Kefauver Hearings; a tough little town that became haven and playground for American organized crime in the 1950s.
The Game Continues
Las Vegas from the 1950s to the present with focus on the Black Book, scamming and skimming, Gaming Control Board activities and Howard Hughes.
Web of Deceit
A fascinating look at Mob violence, corruption, conspiracy and murder.
The Mob Through History
A timeline that includes the birth of the Mob, its geographic “families” around the globe, the impact of prohibition, drugs and prostitution on the Mob’s bottom line as well as how organized crime is evolving.
America Fights Back
A re-creation of the very courtroom where the proceedings of the Kefauver Committee hearings occurred. The hearings, led by U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver, were held in 14 cities, including Las Vegas, in 1950-51 and sought to expose organized crime.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
About The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, the Museum reveals an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments. For more information, call 702-229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/themobmuseum and on Twitter:@TheMobMuseum.
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Ashley Miller, Director of Marketing & PR
The Mob Museum 702-724-8612