Sold Out: Kefauver Day Free Admission for Nevada Residents | Sponsored By Zappos
In celebration of Kefauver Day, The Mob Museum is offering free admission exclusively for Nevada residents on November 15. Sponsored by Zappos.
Kefauver Day commemorates the historic Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950. The Kefauver Committee hearings were nationally televised and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. Held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951, the hearings were pivotal in the fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.
One of the Museum’s Core Values is its “Commitment to Community.” The Museum places significant focus on its accessibility to the community through free days, such as Kefauver Day, contemporary programming and other outreach aimed at targeting underserved areas of our population.
Guests who attend receive a 10% discount* on food and beverage throughout the day, including at concessions and The Underground speakeasy.
*Discount not valid on souvenir spirit bottles or other retail items. Must be 21+ to visit The Underground speakeasy.
Tickets for Kefauver Day are now sold out. Due to limited capacity, Kefauver Day is open to Nevada residents only.
To ensure a safe experience, the Museum will also offer 2,500 general admission vouchers valid Nov. 16, 2020 through the end of 2021, to the following organizations:
- Councilman Cedric Crear, Ward 5
- Veterans Tribute
- Project 150
- Communities in Schools
- Olive Crest
- Nevada Blind Center
- Jobs for Nevada Graduates (also known as Jobs for American Graduates Nevada)
- Camp Anytown
- Opportunity Village – specifically the Job Development Program
- Make the Road Nevada
Kefauver Day FAQs
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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.