THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES DECEMBER PROGRAMS AND PROMOTIONS

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES DECEMBER PROGRAMS AND PROMOTIONS

LAS VEGAS (November 2021) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for December.

 

All Museum programs require registration. For more information on any of the public programs below and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.

 

Annual Blood Drive with American Red Cross

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 1

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Inside the American Red Cross’s moblile blood unit located in the Museum’s parking lot.

Cost: Free.

Description: The Mob Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive. As part of its commitment to the community, the Museum is pleased to offer one complimentary single admission ticket to each person donating blood on Wednesday, December 1 at The Mob Museum site. To schedule an appointment or for more information, click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Book Signing with Jonathan Lang: “Meyer” a Graphic Novel

Date: Saturday, Dec. 11

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Location: Inside the Museum’s retail store.

Cost: Free for attendees.

Description: Jonathan Lang’s fictional biography of the legendary mobster Meyer Lansky, told in graphic novel form, portrays his attempt to organize his very last con job. Meyer Lansky is dead … or at least that’s what he wants his enemies to believe. But the old man has one last job to pull off and he can’t do it alone. Once he recruits an innocent bystander, their journey propels them headlong into an adventure filled with murder and malice, toward an ending neither could possibly have foreseen.

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Lang, author of “Meyer” a graphic novel

 

Community Safety Forum: Finding Missing Children

Date: Sunday, Dec. 12

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.

Cost: Free. Thanks to NV Energy, pre-registered guests are given free admission to the Museum following the event.

Description: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Amber Alert system, created in response to the abduction and murder of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. Today, Amber Alert is used in all 50 states. As of April 2021, 1,064 children have been successfully recovered through the emergency alert system. Margarita Edwards, executive director of Nevada Child Seekers, will discuss current missing children cases and child safety. Nevada Child Seekers, established in 1985, is the only non-profit organization in Nevada dedicated to locating missing and exploited children. Its mission is to advocate for and engage in prevention, identification and location efforts on behalf of missing and exploited children. Nevada Child Seekers assists with 400 to 500 missing child cases a year.

 

Each month, The Mob Museum partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other local agencies to host Community Safety Forums – free public programs focused on pertinent issues that affect Southern Nevada. Thanks to NV Energy, pre-registered guests are given free admission to the Museum following the event. The Mob Museum will also provide a recording of this presentation on its website.

Speaker:

  • Margarita Edwards, executive director of Nevada Child Seekers

 

The Fabulous Flamingo: Bugsy, Billy, Virginia and the Making of Modern Las Vegas

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 14

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. A livestream of the presentation will be available on the Museum’s website. To RSVP to attend in-person or for the livestream link, click here.

Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.

Description: Marking the 75th anniversary of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, authors Larry Gragg and Willie Wilkerson as well as journalist Lissa Townsend Rodgers will recount the resort’s dramatic origins and its enduring impact on Las Vegas. The roles of Billy Wilkerson, Moe Sedway, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Virginia Hill in the Flamingo’s creation will be highlighted, as will details of the FBI surveillance that nearly derailed the project.

Speakers:

  • Larry Gragg, author of “Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel: The Gangster, the Flamingo and the Making of Modern Las Vegas”
  • Willie Wilkerson, son of the original developer of the Flamingo Hotel Billy Wilkerson and author of “Hollywood Godfather: The Life and Crimes of Billy Wilkerson”
  • Lissa Townsend Rodgers, journalist for Las Vegas Weekly, Food & Wine, Esquire and more
  • Geoff Schumacher, author of “Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas” and vice president of exhibits and programs for The Mob Museum

 

December Operating Hours

The Mob Museum will have special operating hours in December. Please click here to view the schedule.

 

Happy Hour General Admission: Available Online Only

Cost: Save $10 on admission

Description: The Mob Museum offers a Happy Hour discount of $10 on general admission after 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday or before 11 a.m. Saturday. Happy Hour tickets must be purchased online. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

See themobmuseum.org for details and restrictions.

 

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 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 interactive 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 a speakeasy and distillery. 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” and  “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “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.

 

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