THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMS

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMS

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

Inside the Yakuza: Going Undercover in Japan’s Organized Crime Syndicate (Wiseguy Speaker Series)

DATE: Monday, March 4

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum occupancy of 120 guests.

SPEAKER: James Stern, former FBI employee (for 25 years) who oversaw many Asian organized crime investigations.

COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission

DESCRIPTION: For decades, the Yakuza have ruled Japan’s underworld. The group is involved in an array of criminal enterprises – from loan sharking and prostitution to extortion and human trafficking. James Stern, Yakuza expert and FBI agent went undercover in Hawaii resulting in the first-ever arrest, indictment and conviction of a Japanese crime boss in U.S. law enforcement history. In this program, Stern will shed light on:

  • The Yakuza’s origins
  • Its unique traditions and rituals
  • How law enforcement has reduced the syndicate’s influence

The Passion of the Heist: Slot Cheat and Thief Dick Charlesworth (Museum Program)

DATE: Thursday, March 7

TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.

SPEAKER: Dick Charlesworth, former swindler.

COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.

DESCRIPTION: Until his recent retirement, Dick Charlesworth devoted his life to nonviolent crime. He cheated slot machines, counterfeited money and participated in a vast array of hustles to relieve people and institutions of their belongings in Nevada and around the globe. Charlesworth will tell the stories and explain how he and his crew got away with (and sometimes didn’t) some of the most audacious crimes in history.

Metro Crime Lab on Firearms Examination (Science of Crime)

DATE: Saturday, March 9

TIME: 2 p.m.

LOCATION: The Organized Crime Today exhibition on the first floor.

SPEAKER: Glenn Davis, a forensic scientist in the firearms/ toolmarks detail of Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Davis has been a forensic scientist for 16 years with 11 of them spent as a firearms examiner.

COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.

DESCRIPTION: The firearms/ toolmarks detail of Las Vegas Metro Police Department is responsible for firearms and toolmarks examinations and the use of the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) database. Learn how this discipline is applied in identifying weapons used in criminal cases.

Firearm Laws & Safety – Community Safety Forum Sponsored by NV Energy

DATE: Sunday, March 10

TIME: 2 p.m.

LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.

COST: Free, including free Museum admission thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Free Admission to The Mob Museum following the event to guests attending Community Safety Forums sponsored by NV Energy. Also, thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.

DESCRIPTION: The presentation will focus on firearm laws with respect to concealed weapons, open carry and self-defense. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the rights and responsibilities of gun ownership, proper storage and receive tips about how to educate children about firearms.

Nevada’s Big Give

DATE: Thursday, March 21

TIME: All day

LOCATION: Please visit nvbiggive.org

DESCRIPTION: Nevada’s Big Give is an annual state-wide online fundraiser for local charities and non-profits, including The Mob Museum. On March Thursday, March 21, Nevadans will unite for 24 hours of online giving to support their favorite organizations. Show your support by visiting online and making a donation. Your contribution enables further mission-centric activities like:

  • Acquiring one-of-a-kind new artifacts
  • Developing intriguing new exhibits
  • Hosting engaging free public programs
  • Increasing accessibility with initiatives like The Mob Museum’s award-winning educational outreach program
  • Preserving and protecting our landmark building
  • Launching innovative new experiences that continue to bring history to life for thousands of The Mob Museum’s visitors

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,” one of USA Today’s “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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