LAS VEGAS (October 2017) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces events and special programs taking place in November 2017:
The Pierre Hotel Affair: The Inside Story of the Biggest Jewel Heist in American History, Saturday, November 4, 1 p.m. Nick Sacco and Daniel Simone will give inside details of how eight gentlemen thieves orchestrated the largest jewel heist in history. Simone, narrative nonfiction author of “The Pierre Hotel Affair,” and Nick “The Cat” Sacco, who was involved in the Pierre Hotel heist, will discuss this epic historical event and the questions that remain about the unique circumstances surrounding it. Discussion includes how these well-dressed robbers pulled off such a well-timed jewel caper, why the jewels’ worth was grossly under-reported, why Mafia involvement was considered necessary to the success of the heist and more. Simone and Sacco will conduct a Q&A session after the discussion and Simone will be available for a book signing following the presentation. This event is FREE for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
The Wiseguy Speaker Series: “The Last Jewish Gangster” – An Evening with Myron Sugerman, Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. Sugerman will discuss how the histories of the Mob and Jewish people in America are intertwined. Author of the recently released book, “The Last Jewish Gangster from Meyer to Myron,” Sugerman begins with the earliest days of the Mafia and follows the trail to the present day. Sugerman tells the Mob story from a Jewish viewpoint, with stories gleaned from his firsthand experiences and family connections with some of the most infamous Jewish mobsters. Surprising topics to be covered include how the Mob fought the American Nazi Party in the 1930s and how it cooperated with the U.S. Department of Navy Intelligence and provided security for New York piers during World War II. This event is FREE for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Kefauver Day, Wednesday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Mob Museum celebrates Kefauver Day to commemorate the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courthouse in 1950. Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver hearings were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas. This event is sponsored by Zappos.com and is FREE for Nevada residents. Non-Nevada residents will receive a buy-one-get-one ticket. To celebrate Kefauver Day and allow guests additional time to experience the Museum, it will remain open until 10 p.m. on that night only.
Frankie Moreno To Perform at South Point with Proceeds Benefiting The Mob Museum, Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. Three-time “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year” winner, Frankie Moreno will perform at South Point Hotel Casino with a portion of proceeds supporting The Mob Museum, courtesy of South Point and Frankie Moreno. Tickets for this show start at $22; click here to purchase.
Book Signing with Frank Cullotta, Saturday, November 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Author of “The Rise and Fall of a ‘Casino’ Mobster: The Tony Spilotro Story Through a Hitman’s Eyes” tells the life story of the mobster from his unique perspective as Spilotro’s childhood friend. Spilotro’s story is most notably told in the 1995 movie “Casino.” The book details Spilotro’s ascent up the ladder to become an Outfit boss, the many murders linked to him and his subsequent fall from power and murder at the hands of the Outfit. No admission fee is required to attend the signing, which will be held in the Museum store.
Community Safety Forum: Homelessness, Sunday, November 19, 2 p.m. 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 community homelessness. Representatives from the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth will share information about the programs and resources available to homeless individuals in our community. Attendance at the event includes FREE Museum admission; registration is required.
Thanksgiving Day Operating Hours, Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Black Friday Book Signings with Nevada Authors, Friday, November 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four popular Nevada authors will sign their publications in the Museum’s retail store on Black Friday. Books include “Las Vegas Babylon and Lost Las Vegas” by Jeff Burbank, “Discovering Vintage Las Vegas” by Paul Papa, “Getting Off on Frank Sinatra” by Megan Edwards and “The House Always Wins” by Brian Rouff. No admission fee is required to attend the signing, which will be held in the Museum store.
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 hundreds of 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 or Twitter @themobmuseum.
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