- Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 8 – 14
- Community Safety Forum: Elder Abuse and Exploitation, April 15
- Early Close: April 19
- The Underground Exhibit Opens to the Public, April 20
- Courtroom Conversation: Illegal Drugs, Violence and Addiction: In Search of Solutions, April 26
- Mob Talks: Telling True Stories About the Mob, April 27
- Wiseguy Speaker Series: When the Cuban Mob Met the Mafia: TJ English’s “The Corporation”, April 28
LAS VEGAS (April 2018) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its events and special programs taking place in April 2018:
Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Wednesday, April 8 – 14. The Mob Museum will recognize Crime Victim Rights Week, designated by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Victims of Crime, by “going purple” and wearing purple ribbons. The week was created to remember the victims of crime across America, as well as the need for respect and consideration through the judicial process. In Nevada, this campaign is organized by proponents of Marsy’s Law for Nevada, which seeks to even the scales of justice for Nevada victims with passage of Ballot Question 1, which will be on the November ballot.
Community Safety Forum: Elder Abuse and Exploitation, Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. – 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 focus on elder abuse and exploitation. Guests will learn about the laws pertaining to elder abuse, examples of crimes and scams perpetrated against seniors, and guardianship and power of attorney laws. 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 elder abuse—food deprivation, neglect, isolation and physical harm—and investigate what actually constitutes abuse and how to report it. Take-away materials include prevention strategies and victim resources. Community Safety Forums are always free and include admission to the Museum that day, courtesy of NV Energy.
Early Closing for Private Event, Friday, April 19. The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Underground Prohibition History Exhibit Opens to the Public, Friday, April 20. The Mob Museum has reinvented the way guests experience history with the unveiling of The Underground. Guests are invited to tour the only educational speakeasy, where they will learn about Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running, while enjoying handcrafted cocktails themselves. Situated discreetly in the basement of the Museum, The Underground will house a real working distillery and speakeasy. While visiting these vibrant, immersive environments, guests will be compelled to ponder the time when consuming alcohol was not only ad criminal act, but also a bred secret watering holes that became the most glamorous places to be. The Underground will feature The Mob Museum’s own house-distilled spirits and house-brewed beer, as well as tempting Prohibition-era cocktails. Genuine Moonshine made onsite from corn mash will be the centerpiece of the cocktail collection, which will also feature a full bar including the Museum’s proprietary vodka, gin and rum.
Courtroom Conversation: Illegal Drugs, Violence and Addiction: In Search of Solutions, Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. – From Mexican drug cartels to international drug networks, the international drug trade touches everyone. This Courtroom Conversation panel discussion will take a hard look at the global and local impact of the international drug trade with an eye on Las Vegas. Advisory Council Members Sylvia Longmire, and international drug trafficking expert, and Ioan Grillo, a journalist and Mexico City correspondent, will join Las Vegas-based Drug Enforcement Agency assistant special agent in charge Dan Neill for this panel discussion examining the global and local impact of the drug trade with an eye on Las Vegas. Panelists will share firsthand experiences and long-term studies on drug trafficking and the opioid crisis in the United States and around the world. This program costs $25; special discounts are available for Museum Members.
Mob Talks: Telling True Stories about the Mob, Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.: Everybody loves a good story — but a good Mob story is even better. A veteran journalist, an ex-mobster and a retired undercover agent will gather in the Museum’s The Underground, including a working distillery and speakeasy, for an evening of drinks, laughs and stories that are guaranteed to shed light in the dark corners of organized crime. Participants include Gus Russo, veteran investigative reporter and author of several books on the Mob; Jack Garcia, who spent 26 years as an undercover agent in the FBI, infiltrating the Gambino crime family; and Michael Franzese, former New York mobster with the Colombo crime family. This program costs $25; special discounts are available for Museum Members.
Wiseguy Speaker Series: When the Cuban Mob Met the Mafia: TJ English’s “The Corporation”, Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m. Author T.J. English will discuss his latest book, The Corporation, which tells the epic story of the Cuban-American underworld, centered on the rise and fall of Jose Miguel “El Padrino” Battle, the Havana vice cop turned numbers racket boss whose violent empire stretched from Cuba to New York, New Jersey and Miami. Following the discussion, English will be available for a meet and greet and sign copies of his book. This program is FREE with general admission and for Museum Members.
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,” 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.