Postponed: Guns, Booze and Brogue: The Irish Mob in Prohibition-era Chicago
Date: March 17, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission
When you think of Prohibition-era organized crime in Chicago, the first name that comes to mind is Al Capone. But an array of Irish-American mobsters maintained high profiles in the Windy City’s underworld at that time as well. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, The Mob Museum’s Geoff Schumacher and Claire White will share stories about Chicago’s most notorious and violent gangsters not named Capone.
Meanwhile, in The Underground speakeasy and distillery, festive specials will be available all day in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
St Patrick’s Day Drink Specials (available in The Underground speakeasy)*
- $10 Pint of Guinness and a Shot of Kilbeggan Irish Whisky
- $8 Irish Coffees
- $5 green Ginger Jake shots—made with The Mob Museum’s ginger-infused, house-distilled moonshine
- $5 green draft beer (also available at Museum concessions on second floor)
*Specials offered on March 17, 2020 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion or offer. Must be 21+.
Geoff Schumacher is the Vice President of Exhibits & Programs for The Mob Museum. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his master’s degree in American history from Arizona State University. He had a twenty-five-year career in journalism, with stops at the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas CityLife, Las Vegas Mercury, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He is the author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He is associate editor of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.
Claire White is the educational programs manager at The Mob Museum. White is responsible for the creation of educational and interpretive programs featured on-site and across Southern Nevada. She earned a history degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master’s degree in public history from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in museums for 15 years, including the Liberace Museum and the Nantucket Whaling Museum in Massachusetts.