LAS VEGAS (March 2020) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, offers numerous ways to stay engaged and enriched with its trove of digital content available for free online.
Packed with interactive online exhibits, digital experiences and curated tours, The Mob Museum’s website (themobmuseum.org) and Mobile App offer a rich and reliable resource for fun and educational tools from the safety of home:
- Virtual Museum Access
On its website, visitors can explore all four floors of The Mob Museum, where they can find select artifacts and exhibits presented with educational information. Learn about the origins of organized crime in America, the early days of Las Vegas, the impact of Prohibition on society, the Kefauver Hearings, ongoing organized crime groups and rackets around the world and more.
- Virtual Tours
Follow The Mob Museum on social media for information on exclusive new content, including virtual guided tours highlighting the Museum’s artifacts and exhibits. New virtual tours, as well as educational outreach presentations for students in grades K – 12, will be available beginning the week of March 30.
- The Mob Museum App
The Mob Museum’s Mobile App, features a variety of experiential elements, such as an interactive map of all four floors of exhibits, self-guided tours and more. The app is available to download for free on Apple and Android. Its entertainingly accurate Doppelgangster feature matches users’ selfies with their Mob history lookalike from a trove of more than 800 images of notable heroes, villains, singers, comedians and entertainers with Mob ties.
Fresh content, authored by a roster of journalists, authors, historians and other experts on law enforcement and organized crime, continues to be added to the Museum’s dynamic blog. Recent posts include an interview with award-winning screenwriter Nick Pileggi and a story about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) recent “Project Python” operation which captured 600 members of a Mexican drug cartel in the United States.
- Mob History Digital Exhibitions
With two elaborate online-only exhibitions, home-bound guests can take in-depth, interactive journeys through fascinating events in Mob history.
- “Prohibition: An Interactive History,” a robust and captivating digital exhibit. The content aims to enhance the experience of touring the Museum. Providing an educational and enjoyable ride through Prohibition’s many facets, the digital exhibit reveals surprising insights into one of the most interesting and misunderstood periods in American history through photographs, text, videos and a variety of interactive elements including a Prohibition-themed game.
- Another digital exhibition on the Valentine’s Day Massacre delves into all facets of this infamous wall where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place on February 14, 1929. Bringing to life the history of one of the Museum’s most significant artifacts—the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall—this digital exhibition incorporates photographs and text addressing the event from numerous angles. Topics explored include the bitter rivalry between bootlegging Mob bosses, Bugs Moran and Al Capone; the public outcry that followed the Massacre; the various characters who played a role in the crime; and the ballistics evidence used in the investigation.
- Film and TV Recommendations
To access a list of the Museum’s favorite binge-worthy Mob films and TV series, movie buffs can click here.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.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, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images. 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 4 on its list of 10Best U.S. History Museums, “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 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 or visit themobmuseum.org.
Desiree Webb/Erika Pope
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