Kefauver Day | Free Admission for Nevada Residents
Annually, The Mob Museum commemorates the historic Kefauver Committee hearing held in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. The hearings held in 14 cities across the country were pivotal in the fight against organized crime. Kefauver Day is free for Nevada residents and buy-one-get-one for non-residents.
Additional Offerings Include:
- 10% off food and drink*
- Learn about volunteer and employment opportunities
*Discount valid at The Underground speakeasy and concessions. Excludes souvenir spirit bottles or other retail items. Must be 21+ to visit The Underground.
Please note: The southbound I-515 (US 95 off-ramp) to Casino Center will be closed for construction beginning on November 14th. Drivers are encouraged to use the Las Vegas Blvd exit. When traveling to the Museum, turn right onto Las Vegas Blvd, then right onto Stewart Avenue.
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About the Kefauver Hearings
The hearings, officially known as the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce, came to be known as the Kefauver hearings after the committee’s chairman, Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee.
The Las Vegas Kefauver hearing – one of 27 held nationwide in 14 cities – commemorates a pivotal time in the national fight against organized crime as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas. Well-known Las Vegas residents who testified included Moe Sedway, manager of the Flamingo Hotel; Wilbur Clark, front man for the Desert Inn; and Clifford Jones, Nevada’s then lieutenant governor.
The public was entranced by the Kefauver hearings. They followed their revelations in newspapers and magazines, in the popular newsreels of the time, on the radio and, most of all, through the new technology of television. Some movie theaters installed televisions to bring the hearings to the public live. One researcher reported that daytime viewership grew 20 times higher in New York during the hearings — “that twice as many viewers watched the hearings as watched the 1950 World Series.”
The Kefauver hearings revealed extensive evidence of organized crime’s infiltration of American business and politics and inspired an array of law enforcement initiatives to bring down the Mob.