LAS VEGAS (July 16, 2020) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces the addition of a hand sanitizer production operation to its distillery in The Underground Prohibition history exhibition space. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum realized it was well-positioned to help satisfy the overwhelming demand for hand sanitizer for their employees and guests, and within the community, while creating a viable revenue stream to support its operations.
The Mob Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to advance the public’s understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.
“We’re proud to have been able to adapt our operation to provide a valuable resource to local community non-profit partners, especially during these challenging times,” says Ashley Miller, vice president of marketing, communication and sales, The Mob Museum. “In addition to community donations, the Museum is excited to announce that we are now selling 1-ounce hand sanitizer bottles, customized bottles with business logos or messages, and commercial, gallon-size containers.
The house-made liquid hand sanitizer is produced with 80 percent denatured alcohol and mixed in the Museum’s distillery located in The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition in the basement floor of the Museum. The Museum’s distillery team mixes the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of its moonshine with other high grade ethanol.
The Mob Museum’s hand sanitizer is now available to purchase here.
In addition to being available for consumers to purchase, the Museum has identified a number of non-profits with a significant need within the local community and has created a program to assist with donation requests. UNLV’s School of Medicine is among the local organizations the Museum has donated to.
“We are happy to see The Mob Museum demonstrating some good old fashioned resourcefulness during this pandemic,” says Paul Joncich manager of media relations, UNLV School of Medicine. “The hand sanitizer they are making will be a helpful tool in the UNLV School of Medicine’s classrooms and clinics.”
Beginning August 1 and running through Aug. 31, with every ounce of sanitizer the Museum sells, they will donate the equivalent to another local non-profit organization. Restrictions apply. Please check the website for details.
If you are interested in sponsoring this program or donating directly to The Mob Museum to further assist with their mission, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Revenue raised by the sale of the Museum’s hand sanitizer will help to further the Museum’s mission, deepen its reach within the community and ensure its future as a vibrant cultural destination in Las Vegas.
Non-profit organizations interested in receiving donations of the Museum’s hand sanitizer can submit their request by completing this form. For more information regarding the Museum, 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) nonprofit organization, provides a world-class 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. Numerous exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring an award-winning speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND:
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition, featuring a speakeasy, distillery and VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Informative and entertaining exhibits, videos and artifacts tell the stories of the Roaring Twenties, which saw the rise of flappers, jazz and the Mob, and stories of bootleggers, rum runners and the government agencies who tried to take them down. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture.
The centerpiece of the distillery is a working copper pot still that produces award-winning moonshine, named Best Moonshine in the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary access to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the password, published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.