LAS VEGAS (February 2015) – From Mob boss to prosecutor, from partner to victim—women have played countless pivotal roles throughout Mob history. For Women’s History Month in March, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will offer two special guided tours exploring the theme of “Women in Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.” The tours take place on Saturday, March 7, and Saturday, March 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
During the tours, participants will learn about everything from the definition of “gun moll,” to women’s roles in both the Temperance Movement and Prohibition-era bootlegging. Prominent women in law enforcement featured will include Eunice Carter, who became the first black woman assistant district attorney in New York State and led a prostitution racketeering case that ultimately resulted in the prosecution of Mob boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Also featured will be Donna Congeni-Fitzsimmons, who prosecuted the Cleveland Mafia. Stories will be revealed about Virginia Hill, Judith Campbell and Catherine Grieg, women whose romantic entanglements with Mobsters brought them notoriety. Finally, the tour will reveal the stories of high-ranking women operatives in organized crime networks, such as Medellin Cartel drug lord—the “Cocaine Godmother”—Griselda Blanco.
The price for these special guided tours is $10, in addition to the regular cost of Museum admission. For more information, go to www.TheMobMuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.
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. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.