THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JANUARY PROGRAMS

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JANUARY PROGRAMS

LAS VEGAS (December 2019) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for January.

All events require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.

National Law Enforcement Day Free Admission for Law Enforcement Officers

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 9
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free for Law Enforcement Officers with a valid ID
  • Description: The Mob Museum celebrates National Law Enforcement Day in honor of the brave men and women who protect our community. National Law Enforcement Day is free for officers thanks to Zappos’ generous support.

Al Capone’s Private Life: A Granddaughter’s Family Stories

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission.
  • Description: Diane Capone, Al Capone’s eldest living granddaughter and author of “Al Capone: Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” will share her memories of the crime boss as well as recollections of stories revealed by her grandmother, Mae. Capone will provide insights into the private life of Al Capone, who was a brutal mobster as a young man and a generous and devoted family patriarch in his final years. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Diane Capone Donor Event

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Distillery at The Underground
  • Description: Enjoy an intimate reception with Diane Capone, the eldest living granddaughter of notorious mobster, Al Capone. Don’t miss your chance to obtain a signed copy of her new book Private Life: A Granddaughters Family Stories, which sheds lights on personal memories of her beloved grandfather. The Southside, allegedly one of Al Capone’s favorite cocktails will be featured. To become a donor and attend the reception, please contact the Development Department at development@themobmuseum.org or by calling 702-724-8619.

Last Call: 100 Years of Prohibition

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: The Underground
  • Cost: Free with password “Swanky”
  • Description: National Prohibition took effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 17, 1920. One hundred years later, The Mob Museum will commemorate this historic moment with a “last call” in a space dedicated to the cultural phenomenon of the speakeasy during the 1920s and early ’30s.The Underground will be celebrating the dry occasion with a live jazz band, drink specials and a moonshine toast at midnight. To stay true to the milestone, The Underground will be offering mocktail specials all month long.  

Free Community Safety Forum: Teen Driving

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 19
  • Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free, including Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
  • Description: The Nevada Department of Public Safety will lead a program geared toward teenagers about how they can ensure their safety on the road.

Breaking the Silence: Sex Trafficking and a Survivor’s Story of Courage Conquering Shame:

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free. Registration is required.
  • Speakers:
    • Amy Ayoub, founder of The Zen Speaker
    • Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh, trauma specialist and founder of ARMAN
    • Elynne Greene, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
    • Barbara Buckley, executive director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    • Robin Greenspun, producer and moderator
  • Description: The Mob Museum offers a free screening of “The Zen Speaker: Breaking the Silence,” a documentary about sex trafficking. The film tells the story of Amy Ayoub, a Las Vegas businesswoman who overcomes 38 years of shame and trauma to describe the emotional and psychological devastation associated with human trafficking.  A panel discussion featuring Ayoub and sex trafficking experts will follow the screening of the film. Late entries to the screening will not be permitted.

Operation Family Secrets: The Takedown of the Chicago Outfit

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 27
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission.
  • Description: “Operation Family Secrets,” one of the biggest Mob prosecutions in American history, decimated by the Chicago Outfit. Government informant Frank Calabrese Jr. and FBI agent Michael Maseth will jointly discuss the landmark case, which took down several major Mob figures, including Calabrese’s own father. Calabrese and Maseth will break down the case that solved numerous mysteries, including who killed Las Vegas mobster Tony and his brother Michael. This program is presented in partnership with the FBI Las Vegas Citizens Academy Alumni Association. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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, as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” 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 and Budget Travel magazine. 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 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

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