-Documentary Screening of “The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge,” June 3
-Community Safety Forum in partnership with NV Energy and the Clark County Law Foundation on Trial by Peers, June 18
-Book Signing with Fashion Designer and Author Ermelinda Manos: “Lost in Las Vegas,” June 24
-Annual Blood Drive with American Red Cross, July 7
-Community Safety Forum in partnership with NV Energy and LVMPD on Elder Exploitation, July 16
-Conversation and Book Signing with Bernie Sindler, author of “The Bernie Sindler Story: My Life with Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and the Mob,”
LAS VEGAS (May 2017) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces events and special programs taking place in June and July 2017:
Documentary Screening of “The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge,” Saturday, June 3, 1 p.m. This documentary discusses the history of the first racially integrated Hotel and Casino, Moulin Rouge, and the myths and truths behind the fires, Mob connections and the hotel’s future in Las Vegas. The film also showcases the memories of owners, management, entertainers, and ex-employees, such as Maurice Hinds Sr., as well as stories and remembrances from former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, long-time Las Vegas journalist John L. Smith, and Michael Green, professor of history at UNLV. Filmmaker Stan Armstrong, co-creator of the documentary with Gary Lipsman, will introduce the film.
Community Safety Forum: Trial by Peers, Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Clark County Law Foundation and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will focus on alternative programs for juvenile offenders. Trial by Peers is an innovative diversion program used as an alternative for first-time and some second-time juvenile offenders. The forum will provide an overview of ways in which youth can take advantage of the program. This month’s presentation will be delivered in cooperation with the Clark County Bar Association and the Department of Family and Youth Services. Take-away materials, including information about Trial by Peers, will also be available. Community Safety Forums are always free and include admission to the Museum that day, courtesy of NV Energy.
Book Signing with Fashion Designer and Author Ermelinda Manos: “Lost in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m. Manos’ book offers glimpses of some of Las Vegas’ famous and not-so-famous downtown locations, along with images of the author and designer’s eveningwear line and vintage jewelry collection. /The book also includes snippets of Las Vegas’ history and little-known stories from its past. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Annual Blood Drive with American Red Cross, Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mob Museum invites the community to donate blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, which will be stationed behind the Museum. Each donor will receive one free single Museum admission valid through December 31, 2017. Donors are encouraged to make advance appointments here and enter the Sponsor Code: Mob Museum.
Community Safety Forum: Elder Exploitation, Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will focus on elder exploitation. The number of elder abuse reports continues to increase every year and research shows that for every case reported, five go unreported. The presentation will discuss the many forms of elderly abuse: food deprivation, neglect, isolation and physical harm and investigate what actually constitutes abuse and how to report it. This month’s presentation will be conducted by Detective Chris Grivas of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Take-away materials, including additional information about Elder Exploitation, will also be available. Community Safety Forums are always free and include admission to the Museum that day, courtesy of NV Energy.
Conversation and Book Signing: Bernie Sindler’s “The Bernie Sindler Story: My Life with Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel and the Mob,” July 22, 1 p.m. Author Bernie Sindler will open up about how a life-changing encounter with mobster Meyer Lansky helped him become a longtime Las Vegas dealer, executive host, investor and friend to some of the 20th century’s most notorious wiseguys. This riveting presentation will reveal behind-the-scenes stories of Bugsy Siegel, Johnny Rosselli, Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Moe Dalitz, Virginia Hill and Frank Sinatra. Geoff Schumacher, The Mob Museum’s senior director of content and author of “Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas,” will interview Sindler. Following the presentation, Sindler will sign copies of his book.
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 2,000 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. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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.