THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROGRAMS

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY PROGRAMS

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

Summertime Visitors’ Discount

All during July, The Mob Museum will offer out-of-state guests $10 off general admission when visiting with a Nevada resident after 5 p.m. daily. Good for up to two guests per Nevada resident with valid ID.

 

Blood Drive with American Red Cross

  • Date: Friday, July 5
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Third floor of the Oscar B. Goodman Room at The Mob Museum.
  • Description: The Mob Museum is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor its blood drive. As part of its commitment to the community, the Museum is pleased to offer one complimentary single admission to each person donating blood on Friday, July 5, at The Mob Museum site. The ticket may be used through December 31, 2019.

 

Follow The Money: The Treasury Department’s Century-Long War on the Mob – Part 3

  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Speaker: Paul Camacho, a retired IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge, charts the Treasury Department’s historic efforts to take down Mob bosses and corrupt public officials.
  • Description: For a century, “follow the money” has been an essential mantra for law enforcement agencies probing organized crime. In “1940 to 1945 – Treasury Targets the Wartime Rackets,” part three of this four-part lecture series, Camacho discusses how the wartime economy created almost Prohibition-like opportunities for racketeers in the black market. Treasury agents went after war profiteers, including counterfeiters of currency and war bonds and rationing stamps. The Nazis were another target, as they were trying to launder money in the United States.

 

Science of a Crime: Latent Fingerprints

  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Time:
    • Presentation in English – 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Presentation in Spanish – 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Organized Crime Today exhibition on the first floor.
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Description: Each month, the Museum’s Science of Crime presentations explore the disciplines and sciences that encompass forensic analysis. During the July program, David Johnson, a certified latent print examiner with more than 11 years of fingerprint analysis experience for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory, will present. Guests will explore the processes of analyzing and understanding latent fingerprints and how forensic scientists match them to help solve crimes.

 

Community Safety Forum: School Safety

  • Date: Sunday, July 21
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Historic courtroom on the second floor.
  • Cost: Free, including free Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Also thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
  • Description: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will lead a program on what parents and guardians should know about school safety, school violence prevention initiatives and outreach. This program will be offered in English and then in Spanish.

 

Follow The Money: The Treasury Department’s Century-Long War on the Mob – Part 4

  • Date: Saturday, July 27
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Speaker: Paul Camacho, a retired IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge, charts the Treasury Department’s historic efforts to take down Mob bosses and corrupt public officials.
  • Description: For a century, “follow the money” has been an essential mantra for law enforcement agencies probing organized crime. In “1946 to 1955 – Treasury Follows the Money in a New Age,” the final part of this four-part lecture series, Camacho discusses the postwar era and how federal law enforcement faced new challenges. President Harry Truman replaced Treasury’s seasoned law enforcers with political friends. Meanwhile, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s focus on Communism blinded him to the emergence of a national crime syndicate. But the spirit of transformational Treasury Department figures Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and Elmer Irey prevailed, as the power of following the money continued to put crime bosses behind bars.

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. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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,” 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. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. 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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