THE MOB MUSEUM INTRODUCES SENIOR OUTREACH PROGRAMS
LAS VEGAS (June 2018) – Seniors can participate in new programming throughout the month of June offered by The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. These educational outreach programs enhance the Museum’s existing community initiatives by meeting specific needs in its immediate neighborhoods and beyond.
Created to improve the quality of life for low-income seniors, nearly 20 free multimedia presentations will take place this month at community locations regularly visited and easily accessed by this population. Utilizing Museum objects, Museum educators will encourage interaction and dialogue among the participants. Addressing Las Vegas’ Mob history from the 1950s to the 1980s, the presentations were designed to elicit personal recollections of that era from the participants. As a result of the first presentations, Museum educators have already collected intriguing firsthand stories from attendees and received expressions of interest from them in becoming volunteers.
Three presentations are open to the public:
- June 13, 11 a.m.
Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 North J Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89106
- June 21, 10 a.m.
Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89107
- June 28, 10 a.m.
Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV, 89101
“With this outreach, we intend to foster intellectual stimulation and sense of fellowship among our community’s seniors,” explains Kimberly Kindig, senior director of strategic partnerships. “While our educators are delighted at the opportunity to share their knowledge of Mob history with this audience, we are equally enthusiastic to hear their stories, too.”
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing, federal tax credits obtained with the support of the City of Las Vegas’ non-profit Las Vegas Community Investment Corporation (LVCIC), enabled the Museum to launch these programs. To qualify for NMTCs, a project must be located in and benefit a low-income community, the developer must have direct ownership or investment in the project and have sufficient financing for the NMTCs to augment. NMTCs assist with up to 20 percent of a project’s expense and enable the developer to receive low-cost, flexible financing. Once the Museum’s improvement project is complete in 2018, new operating revenue streams will support these vital community endeavors.
Three other Museum initiatives made possible by these tax credits will address other community populations, including low-income students, youth and families. Programs geared for these audiences will be announced shortly.
For information about the Museum’s community-outreach programs, click here or call (702) 229-2734.
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. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of 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, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 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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