THE MOB MUSEUM’S JUNE EVENTS: SCIENCE OF CRIME EVENT – FIREARMS; FIREARMS SAFETY COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM; PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING FOR “FRANK COSTELLO: A NEW LOOK AT A LEGENDARY MAFIA BOSS”; LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SATURDAY
LAS VEGAS (June 2018) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for June.
Kai Brant and The Las Vegas Jazz Trio, Saturdays in June (June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30), 7 – 10 p.m., live in The Underground speakeasy. Guests can step back in time to the Roaring 20s at Las Vegas’ newest, most inspired nightlife destination. Sip delectable Prohibition-era cocktails while enjoying the smooth jazz stylings of these talented performers every Saturday night.
Science of Crime – Firearms, Saturday, June 9, 2 – 3 p.m. Each month, the Museum and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory will present an in-depth look at the disciplines and sciences that encompass forensic analysis. On June 9, join Forensic Scientist Trainee Shandra Lynch for an intriguing exploration of the techniques forensic scientists use to examine firearms for clues used to solve crimes. Also discussed will be how a forensic team works with the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network. FREE with Museum admission and for Museum Members. Complement this program by purchasing a ticket for the Museum’s Crime Lab Experience.
Community Safety Forum – Firearms Laws and Safety, Sunday, June 10, 2 – 3 p.m. Each month, the Museum partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to offer FREE Community Safety Forums. These events, which include FREE Museum admission sponsored by NV Energy, address ways members of the public can inform and protect themselves. June’s forum will focus on firearms laws with respect to concealed weapons, open carry and self-defense. Live-streaming of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website.
Wiseguy Speaker Series – “Frank Costello: A New Look at a Legendary Mafia Boss,” Presentation and Book Signing by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Anthony M. DeStefano, Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m. Learn about Frank Costello, the individual the press called “the prime minister of the underworld,” considered the man who made the Mafia the powerful force it became, during this Wiseguy Speaker Series event. Costello’s latest book, “Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia,” uses research from FBI files, eyewitness accounts and family mementos to build a complete picture of this complex Mob figure. FREE with Museum admission and for Museum Members.
Daytime Program – “Unholy Toledo: The Mob and Illegal Gambling in Northwest Ohio,” Presentation and Book Signing by Terry Shaffer, Saturday, June 23, 2 – 4 p.m. Rust Belt casinos in Toledo, Ohio, witnessed a steady stream of gangsters and gamblers on their premises, giving the town its “unholy” reputation. Terry Shaffer, a longtime Toledo resident and leading historian on illegal gambling in the area, will discuss his book, “Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo: The Chips, the Dice, the Places and Faces.” FREE with Museum admission or 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 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 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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