LAS VEGAS (March 2017) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces multiple programs taking place in April 2017:
Courtroom Conversation: The Media and the Mob in Las Vegas, Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m. Once upon a time, the Mob was the biggest news story in Las Vegas. During this panel discussion, guests will hear from veteran journalists and local attorneys whose encounters with the Las Vegas Mob were all part of a day’s work in the 1970s and 1980s. The evening’s presentation will include vintage video clips and discussion by panelists Linda Faiss, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, George Knapp, former Nevada Governor Bob Miller and Robert A. Stoldal. The Museum’s Senior Director of Content Geoff Schumacher will moderate the panel. Admission for this event is $25; Museum Members receive a 10 percent discount.
Community Safety Forum: The Active Shooter, Sunday, April 23, 2 to 3 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will address how to react in a scenario involving an active shooter. In 2014, the FBI reported the United States averaged one active shooter incident every three weeks. Since then, the world has seen acts of violence in Florida, California, Paris and Connecticut. Officers from Metro’s Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capability unit will discuss how citizens can protect themselves and their families and how to respond during an attack. Community Safety Forums are always free and include admission to the Museum that day, courtesy of NV Energy.
Home and History Tour: “Family Feud – Havana vs. Las Vegas in the 1950s,” Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. Part of the Nevada Preservation Foundation’s Home + History Tour, held April 28 – 30, this daytime program will feature author, historian and preservationist Peter Moruzzi discussing the midcentury rivalry between Havana and Las Vegas. These sun-soaked gambling and entertainment destinations vied for the title of “Monte Carlo of the Americas” prior to Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution. Moruzzi will discuss the similarities they shared—Las Vegas boosters Moe Dalitz, Sam Tucker and front-man Wilbur Clark were also among Havana’s most prominent investors—as well as their differences. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased here.
Ready to Roar, a temporary exhibition of Prohibition-Era fashion and culture, continues through late 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. Beginning April 1, presentations will take place 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 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.