THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES OCTOBER PROGRAMS AND PROMOTIONS

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES OCTOBER PROGRAMS AND PROMOTIONS

LAS VEGAS (October 2021) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for October.

 

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

 

King of the Bootleggers: The Rise, Fall and Betrayal of George Remus

Date: Thursday, Oct. 7

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: George Remus was the biggest bootlegger of the Prohibition era but his reign was short-lived. Author Karen Abbott tells Remus’s roller-coaster story in her new book, “The Ghosts of Eden Park,” tracing his rise to the top of the bootlegging racket, his imprisonment, his wife’s betrayal and his fatal finale. A book signing will also follow the presentation.

Speakers:

  • Karen Abbott is a New York Timesbest-selling author. She is also a writer for com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington PostSmithsonian Magazine and other noteworthy publications. Her new book, “The Ghosts of Eden Park,” is also an Edgar Award finalist for “Best Fact Crime,” an Indie Next List pick, an Amazon “Best Book of 2019” winner and one of Smithsonian Magazine’s “Top Ten History Books of 2019.”

 

Community Safety Forum: Fire Prevention Month

Date: Sunday, Oct. 10

Time: 2 to 3 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. Thanks to NV Energy, pre-registered guests are given free admission to the Museum following the event.

Description: In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, Tim Szymanski of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue will outline fire prevention measures, raise fire safety awareness and ensure attendees have plans in place to protect their families. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue provides all fire suppression, prevention and education programs in the city of Las Vegas as well as paramedic emergency medical services to residents and visitors. The department also has a bomb squad, hazardous materials team and technical rescue team.

 

Each month, The Mob Museum partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and other local agencies to host Community Safety Forums – free public programs focused on pertinent issues that affect Southern Nevada. Thanks to NV Energy, pre-registered guests are given free admission to the Museum following the event. The Mob Museum will also provide a recording of this presentation on its website.

Speaker: Tim Szymanski of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

 

Drug Brothers: The Rise and Fall of the Black Mafia Family

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26

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: The Black Mafia Family grew from humble beginnings in Detroit in the late 1980s to controlling nearly half the nation’s cocaine market. Following the debut of the new Starz series Black Mafia Family, journalist and author Scott Burnstein will detail the rise and fall of the Black Mafia Family, the largest urban drug-trafficking organization in American history, and the brothers who built the criminal empire.

Speaker:

  • Scott M. Burnstein is an author, journalist, historian and organized-crime expert, based in the Midwest. He’s written extensively about various forms of mob activity in Detroit, Chicago, New England and Philadelphia, published six books on the subject of organized crime and produced three documentaries. His work appears weekly in The Oakland Press and he’s written for The Detroit Free Press, The New York Daily Post, Ambassador Magazine, Chicago Magazine, The Huffington Post and CBS.com.

 

Happy Hour General Admission: Available Online Only

Cost: Save $10 on admission

Description: The Mob Museum offers a Happy Hour discount of $10 on general admission after 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday or before 11 a.m. Saturday. Happy Hour tickets must be purchased online. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

See themobmuseum.org for details and restrictions.

 

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 2020, “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.

 

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