THE MOB MUSEUM CELBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS AND FIRST FUNDRAISING GALA IN FEBRUARY

THE MOB MUSEUM CELBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS AND FIRST FUNDRAISING GALA IN FEBRUARY

Events to Commemorate Museum’s Decade of Achievements,

Service to Community

LAS VEGAS (January 2022) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces a robust lineup of dedicated programs and happenings throughout the month of February to mark its 10th anniversary, which takes place on Monday, Feb. 14. Throughout its 10-year history, the Museum has grown immensely and accumulated numerous accolades, including accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded to U.S. museums.

Since its inception on Feb. 14, 2012, the educational institution has earned many notable achievements:

  • Welcoming 3 million visitors from 36 countries around the globe
  • High media acclaim, such as Best History Museum and Best Las Vegas Attraction by USA Today and Top-20 Museum in the nation by TripAdvisor
  • Providing nearly 300 public programs featuring journalists, researchers, and subject matter experts, discussing important historical and contemporary topics
  • Community outreach impacting more than 25,000 students and seniors
  • Free admission offered to more than 7,000 Nevadans each year

February events to honor this momentous occasion are as follows:

The Story of The Mob Museum: Celebrating Its Past, Charting Its Future

Date: Thursday, Feb. 10

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.

Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.

Description: Since its opening on February 14, 2012, The Mob Museum has become one of Las Vegas’ most popular attractions as well as a celebrated example of restoring and repurposing a historic building. Over the past 10 years, more than three million people have walked through the exhibit galleries while learning about organized crime and law enforcement. To mark the Museum’s 10th anniversary, this panel discussion will feature several individuals who played key roles in the development and growth of this downtown institution.

Speakers:

  • A key visionary for the project and current Museum board member is former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. As one of Las Vegas’ most popular mayors and a former chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Goodman worked feverishly to promote Las Vegas as one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Goodman is also noted as one of the nation’s best criminal defense attorneys, spending more than 35 years defending some of the most notorious Mob figures.
  • Jeffrey Silver held many roles, including serving as a prosecutor with the Clark County district attorney, chief deputy in charge of consumer fraud and white collar crimes division, resident board member supervising the Las Vegas office of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and more.
  • Bob Stoldal served as a reporter, television news anchor, news director and more. He has produced several award-winning documentaries including “Mob on the Run,” a detailed look at the history of organized crime in Las Vegas.
  • Jonathan Ullman is president and CEO of The Mob Museum. He is responsible for upholding the mission of advancing the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on society.
  • Mike Devine brings more than 25 years of financial, investment and operational-related experience as well as 20 years of museum and cultural center experience to his current role as president of Gallagher Museum Services.
  • During his career, Scott Adams has been instrumental in each community he has worked in through extensive involvement in master planning, public-private partnerships and business attraction and development. He is the former city manager for the City of Las Vegas.
  • Nancy Deaner helped establish The Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Las Vegas. In 2006, she received the Governor’s Art Award for her work on the development of The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum.
  • Melissa Warren is principal and owner of The Warren Group. With more than 40 years of experience in public relations and marketing, Warren has worked with a long list of hallmark clients, businesses and government institutions throughout Southern Nevada.

 

Free Admission For Nevada Residents on The Mob Museum’s 10th Anniversary

Date: Monday, Feb. 14

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

Location: Throughout the Museum’s four floors.

Cost: Free Museum admission for Nevada residents with a valid I.D. Tickets are buy-one-get-one-free for non-local residents.

Description: In celebration of the Museum’s 10th anniversary and as part of the Museum’s commitment to community mission, the Museum will offer free admission for Nevada residents. Guests may obtain their free admission in person at the Museum box office on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, click here.

 

The Massacre Tommy Guns: A Special Display of Historic Firearms

Date: Monday, Feb. 14

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

Location: Inside the Museum’s historic courtroom on the second floor.

Cost: Free for attendees.

Description: As part of the Museum’s 10th anniversary, the two Thompson submachine guns used by the perpetrators of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago will be displayed. During this violent occurrence, seven members of Bugs Moran’s bootlegging gang were lined up against a wall and shot to death by assassins believed to have been hired by Al Capone. Members of the Berrien County, Michigan, Sheriff’s Department, where the guns reside, will be present to explain the history and answer questions about these one-of-a-kind artifacts from the darkest day in Mob history. For more information, click here.

Speakers:

  • Mike Kline, retired lieutenant for Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Chuck Heit, undersheriff for Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Vitalant Blood Drive

Date: Monday, Feb. 14

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: In Vitalant’s Bloodmobile located in the parking lot behind the Museum.

Cost: Participants donating blood receives free admission to the Museum. In addition, a token of appreciation will be gifted to all blood donors on The Mob Museum’s tenth anniversary.

Description: The Mob Museum is partnering with Vitalant to sponsor a blood drive in the Vitalant mobile blood unit. As part of its commitment to the community, the Museum is pleased to offer one complimentary single admission ticket to each person donating blood. The ticket may be used through December 30, 2022. To schedule an appointment or for more information, click here and enter code “MOBMUSEUM” or call (877) 258-4825.

 

Limited-Edition Moonshine

Date: Monday, Feb. 14

Time: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $6.95
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery

Description: For a limited time only, guests can purchase a special 10-year anniversary commemorative 50mL bottle of The Mob Museum’s house-distilled moonshine produced in a custom-made copper-pot with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. With notes of buttery, sweet popcorn, there isn’t hooch quite like this anywhere else. This signature limited edition bottle may be combined with a 3-pack featuring all The Mob Museum’s distinct flavored moonshines including Ginger Jake and Cinn-City.

 

Rose and Lavender Aviation Anniversary Cocktail

Date: Throughout the month of February

Time: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $12
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery

Description: Toast to a decade of world-class Museum experience with The Underground’s luxurious take on an Aviation. This botanical anniversary beauty is crafted with Bloom Rose Gin, house-made rose simple syrup, maraschino, crème de violette and lavender bitters.

 

Discounted Food and Beverage

Date: Monday, Feb. 14

Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at concessions inside The Mob Museum. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. for The Underground speakeasy and distillery.

Cost: 10 percent off food and beverages

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery as well as all concessions

Description: To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Museum will offer 10 percent off food and beverages inside The Underground speakeasy. *Discount valid at The Underground speakeasy and concessions. Excludes souvenir spirit bottles or other retail items. Must be 21+ to visit The Underground speakeasy.

 

See themobmuseum.org for details and restrictions. 

 

Live Entertainment During Anniversary Weekend in The Underground

Date: Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12

Time: 8 p.m. to Midnight

Cost: Free
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery

Description: Celebrate the Museum’s 10th anniversary while reveling in the sounds of the Jazz Age once more. Featuring performances by Souvenairs, a four-piece group performing classics from the Great American Songbook, and Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds, in an atmosphere surrounded by Prohibition-era artifacts, and authentic, imaginatively concocted libations, The Underground offers an immersive 1920s-inspired experience like none other.

 

“Undercover of the Night” Gala

Date: Thursday, Feb. 17

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Location: The Mob Museum

Cost: Special Agent tickets are $250 each and can be purchased here.

Description: The evening will be co-chaired by City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and former City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. The fundraising gala will celebrate a decade of Museum accomplishments. In addition, the evening will pay special tribute to a number of undercover law enforcement agents and will honor a pioneering undercover agent whose work resulted in more than 200 convictions infiltrating the Bonanno and Colombo crime families in New York during the ’70s. This special honoree is widely considered to be one of the top undercover federal agents in history whose work was the basis of a best-selling book and a feature film nominated for an Academy Award.

Attendees will partake in gourmet action stations and delectable desserts, specialty cocktails, luxury auction items, and live entertainment. In classic Mob Museum fashion, guests will also enjoy exhibits and meet a number of undercover agents–if you can find them.

 

This Undercover Gala is the perfect occasion to don your best disguise—think Mob Boss, Top Brass, Tracksuit or channel NYC in the ‘70s with a classic disco-era look. If guests don’t have a disguise, they’re encouraged to get glammed up in cocktail attire and a Museum associate will offer up a pair of dark glasses at the door.

 

Special thanks to sponsors of The Undercover of the Night Gala, including The Major Takedown Presenting Sponsor The Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation, Deep Cover Sponsor Greenberg Traurig, LLC, Operative Sponsor Ernst & Young, Liaison Sponsors Levy Production Group, Paragon Gaming, Bennett Family Foundation and Brown & Brown. The liquor sponsor for this event is Johnson Brothers and the hotel partner is Golden Nugget.

 

“Donnie Brasco”: A 25th Anniversary Screening of a Mob Classic

Date: Friday, Feb. 25

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. To RSVP, click here.

Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.

Description: As part of the Museum’s anniversary and the anniversary of the classic Mob film “Donnie Brasco,” the Museum will hold a special screening on the 25th anniversary of the film’s release. Actor Robert Miano who played Mafia capo Sonny Red in the movie will be on hand to introduce the film and provide behind-the-scenes insights afterward.

Speakers:

  • Actor Robert Miano

 

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

 

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.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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