THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MAY PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MAY PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS

LAS VEGAS (April 2022) The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for May.

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

 

Hunting Pablo Escobar: The Real-Life “Narcos” Agents Who Took Down the World’s Biggest Drug Lord

Date: Wednesday, May 4

Time: The program will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m., followed by a book signing until 9 p.m.

Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. To RSVP to attend in-person, click here. Limited tickets available.

Cost: $55 per person. A 10 percent discount is also available to Museum Members.

Description: In the early 1990s, the notorious Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar was on the run, and DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena were at the head of the pack pursuing him. The work of these agents against the Medellin Cartel and the pursuit of Escobar were the basis of the Netflix series “Narcos.” The two former agents will speak about their experiences leading to Escobar’s violent demise in 1993 as well as stories from the DEA’s recently declassified files. Attendees will also learn more about the inner workings of Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-U.S. task force that conducted an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar. A signing of Murphy and Pena’s book, “Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar,” will follow the program.

Speakers:

  • Retired DEA special agent Steve Murphy
  • Retired DEA special agent Javier Pena

 

Las Vegas History Day: Updated Exhibit and Mural Honor the City’s Early Years

Date: Sunday, May 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Locations: The updated exhibit is located on the Museum’s third floor, and the mural is in the Museum’s paid parking lot.

Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.

Description: In recognition of the City of Las Vegas’s birthday on May 15, 1905, the Museum will debut its newly revamped exhibit titled “Tough Little Town” as well as an outdoor mural honoring the city’s early history. Located on the third floor, the “Tough Little Town” exhibit tells the story of early Las Vegas before the Mob moved in. Inspired by the Museum’s 10th anniversary this year, the exhibit has been refreshed with new stories, images and artifacts illustrating the rise of Las Vegas from a small railroad town to an emerging gambling destination. The exhibit was funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

 

The second segment of the Museum’s outdoor Las Vegas history mural parallels the story told in the “Tough Little Town” exhibit. The first segment, completed in 2021, focuses on the bustling 1940s in Las Vegas. The second segment debuting on May 15 goes back further, charting the city’s development from the 19th century through the 1930s. Located on the retaining wall surrounding the Museum’s paid parking lot, the mural is the work of respected local artist Miguel Hernandez, who pairs his artistic talents with his enthusiasm for the city’s history. The mural was funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

Speakers:

  • Geoff Schumacher, the Museum’s vice president of exhibits and programs, will be available for interviews from 9 to 10 a.m.

 

The Mob Museum presents a three-part series: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration. The second event in this series follows:

 

The Root Causes of Crime: Exploring a Community-First Approach to Crime and Punishment

Date: Wednesday, May 25

Time: 7 to 8:30 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.

Description: The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, and Nevada’s prison population has skyrocketed over the past decade, reflecting similar trends across the country. In the second public forum of this three-part series, state officials and community leaders will explore diversion and restorative justice programs offering new approaches to crime and punishment. Experts will also discuss the psychological foundations of criminal justice reform and various methods to reduce and prevent crime.

Speakers:

  • Trish Geran is an author and historian of the Black experience in Las Vegas. She is also a three-time international award-winning documentary producer and a civil rights activist.
  • DeNeese Parker is a certified alcohol and drug counselor for the State of Nevada. She is currently responsible for overseeing the juvenile division and the Eighth Judicial District Court’s specialty court programs.
  • Director John “Jack” Martin oversees the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services. He has also dedicated his professional life to improving the systems serving children and families.

 

Teachers and Educational Support Professionals Receive Buy One, Get One Free Museum Admission During National Teacher Appreciation Week

Date: Sunday, May 1 through Sunday, May 8

Time: During regular Museum hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Buy one admission ticket, get one free for qualified education professionals with valid I.D. Tickets can only be purchased at the box office. For more information, click here.

Description: The Mob Museum is honored to partner with the hard-working teachers and educational support professionals throughout the year. During Teacher Appreciation Week, the Museum is pleased to offer this special admission value as a thank you for their service.

 

Law Enforcement Professionals Receive Buy One, Get One Free Museum Admission During Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

Date: Sunday, May 15 through Sunday, May 22

Time: During regular Museum hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Buy one admission ticket, get one free for qualified law enforcement professionals with proof of I.D. Tickets can only be purchased at the box office. For more information, click here.

Description: The Mob Museum is pleased to offer buy one, get one free admission to all law enforcement professionals with valid I.D. during Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.

 

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.