• Teen Tuesday Investigating History Event at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Clark County Library for Mob Month (January 10)
• Author Talk and Booking Signing: George Christie’s “Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hell’s Angel” (January 14)
• Wiseguy Speaker Series: Author Ioan Grillo on “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America” (January 19)
• Community Safety Forum: DUI & Distracted Driving Awareness (January 22)
• Movie Screening: “Rob the Mob” (January 24)
• Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Clark County Library Discussion: Happy 5th Anniversary, Mob Museum! (January 31)
• Ready to Roar Prohibition Fashion Exhibit Continues
• Museum After Dark Continues
LAS VEGAS (December 2016) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces multiple programs taking place in January 2017:
Teen Tuesday/Investigating History Event at Clark County Library, Tuesday, January 10, 3 to 5 p.m. In conjunction with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Clark County Library’s Mob Month roster of activities, The Mob Museum’s Investigating History educational outreach vehicle will be onsite in the library’s parking lot. Featuring artifacts, surveillance equipment and hands-on activities, it brings history to life for students ages 12 and older. Admission is free.
Author Talk and Book Signing: George Christie’s “Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hell’s Angel… and beyond,” takes place on Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. Christie’s book reveals how he gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hell’s Angels. His 40-year membership saw him rise within the political ranks of the club, included a trial and acquittal for murder and countless other intriguing events. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing: Ioan Grillo’s “Gangster Warlords,” Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m. This veteran Latin American journalist and author will discuss the crime wars that have created a massive humanitarian crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean since the end of the Cold War. Grillo’s book addresses how U.S. policies have led to the rise of a new kind of criminal kingpin who excels in strong-arming governments—all while seizing control of a vast share the world’s narcotics, firearm and human trafficking. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Community Safety Forum: The Museum’s monthly Community Safety Forums will continue in 2017, beginning on Sunday, January 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and sponsored by NV Energy, January’s event will focus on driving under the influence (DUI) and distracted driving awareness. In addition, an NV Energy spokesperson will be on hand to discuss how distracted driving impacts electrical reliability. More than nine people are killed and 1,153 injured nationally each day in crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ten percent of all driving fatalities happen to individuals under the age of 20 and 27 percent of accidents that happen to those in their 20s are caused by distracted driving. This event is free (includes Museum admission sponsored by NV Energy).
Movie Screening: “Rob the Mob,” Tuesday, January 24, Introduction by screenwriter Jonathan Fernandez at 6 p.m. and screening at 6:15 p.m. Called “one of the most realistic and honest accounts of the Mafia ever put on film,” “Rob the Mob” is the true-life story of a crime duo who specialize in robbing Mafia-run social clubs, a specialty that gets them in hot water with the Mob and the FBI. Starring Michael Pitt, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano and Nina Arianda, “Rob the Mob” was written by veteran screenwriter and producer Jonathan Fernandez, who will join the Museum for a talk prior to the movie screening. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission. Space for the movie screening may be reserved here.
Happy Anniversary, Mob Museum! Mob Month Panel Discussion at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s Clark County Library, Tuesday, January 31, 7 p.m. This event brings together a collection of community standouts to recount the story of the Museum’s beginnings and momentous opening year. Museum Director of Content Geoff Schumacher will lead the discussion among former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, Museum Board Officer and Historian Robert Stoldal, Museum Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ullman, City Manager Betsy Fretwell, and Public Relations Executive Melissa Warren. Admission is free.
Ready to Roar, a temporary exhibition of Prohibition-Era fashion and culture continues through early spring 2017. Curated in conjunction with UNLV, the exhibit illustrates the indelible impact the Prohibition Era had on not only women’s fashions, but also their rights and freedoms. Made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, the exhibit is held in partnership with the Clark County Museum, Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Parks and the National Park Service. Free with Museum admission.
Museum after Dark, Due to robust guest demand, the Museum continues its extended operating hours: The Museum will continue operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Also still available is The Made Experience, a special package pairing a three-course, prix-fixe dinner and signature cocktail at Triple George Grill—just steps from the Museum—with Museum admission for $89 per person. Finally, the Museum continues its nightly presentations, “These Things of Ours: Objects After Dark,” each evening from 5 to 7 p.m. These opportunities enable visitors to learn about behind-the-scenes objects, photos and documents not on regular display at the Museum. Evening presentations are free with Museum admission and free for Museum Members.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through more than 1,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.