LAS VEGAS (March 2022) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for March.
All Museum programs require registration. For more information on any of the public programs below and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.
It’s a Woman’s World: Crime Scene Investigation in Las Vegas
Date: Saturday, March 5
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 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, click here.
Cost: Free for attendees.
Description: Crime scene investigation plays a vital role in building criminal cases and women stand at the forefront of this fast-growing field. In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Mob Museum will host a panel discussion featuring leaders within the crime scene investigations section of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The panel will discuss the evolution of forensic science, challenges facing forensic evidence in criminal courts and career paths for prospective CSI professionals.
- Stephanie Thi, crime scene analyst supervisor for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- Stephanie Smissen, senior crime scene analyst for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- Alondra Flores, crime scence analyst II for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- Danielle Courtney, senior crime scene analyst for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- Shakala Alvaranga, director of public programs for The Mob Museum and the moderator for the event
The public program, It’s a Woman’s World: Crime Scene Investigation in Las Vegas, is made possible by a partnership with NV Energy Foundation’s Diversity Program Initiative. NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to more than 1.4 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 56 million tourists annually. NV Energy actively supports improvements in the quality of life of the communities NV Energy serves through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. Information about NV Energy is available at the company’s website.
The Making of “The Godfather”: The 50th Anniversary of a Mob Masterpiece
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. To RSVP, click here.
Cost: $50 per person. A 10 percent discount is available for Museum Members
Description: When “The Godfather” premiered in March of 1972, it was an instant success with critics and audiences alike. The following year, it won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It has become widely regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made and its impact on the culture is far reaching. The discussion also will dig into the real-life Mob’s involvement with the film.
- Johnny Martino, noted for his role as Paulie Gatto in “The Godfather,” will explore the making of the film.
- Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs for The Mob Museum and the moderator for the evening’s event.
The Rise and Fall of El Chapo: The Untold Story of Mexico’s Most Notorious Drug Lord
Date: Wednesday, March 23
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: Before Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman became the most wanted man in Mexico, he was a member of a plucky narcotics start-up. His criminal career skyrocketed after taking control of the Sinaloa Cartel, which grew into the world’s most powerful drug trafficking syndicate. Based on years of investigative, on-the-ground reporting, journalist Noah Hurowitz will reveal El Chapo’s rapid rise to power and eventual life sentence in a U.S. prison.
Speaker: Noah Hurowitz is a journalist based in New York City. He covered the trial of El Chapo for Rolling Stone and his work has also appeared in The Village Voice, The Baffler, New York Magazine and many more notable publications. “El Chapois” is the author’s first book.
A book signing in the Museum’s retail store with Noah Hurowitz will follow immediately after the program.
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.