THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST FIRST-EVER REPEAL DAY CELEBRATION, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST FIRST-EVER REPEAL DAY CELEBRATION, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

Attendees Have Chance to Bid on Jaguar XKE Previously Owned by John Gotti

WHAT:

For the first time, guests can raise their glasses to Repeal Day at The Underground, The Mob Museum’s new Prohibition-history exhibition, on Dec. 5. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, guests can enjoy unlimited champagne and draft beer for $19.33—in honor of the year Prohibition was repealed. Then, from 7 to 11 p.m., an exclusive, separately ticketed celebration will immerse revelers in The Underground’s authentic, 1920s-inspired speakeasy atmosphere where house-distilled moonshine and hand-crafted cocktails flow all evening long. Guests will enjoy tempting hors d’oeuvres, a live jazz band, silent auction featuring numerous valuable items—including a Jaguar XKE previously owned by John Gotti—Prohibition-era costume contest and access to The Underground’s secret room where a special surprise awaits. Zappos, Johnson Brothers and Jim Beam serve as sponsors of this event.

 

Dec. 5, 2018, marks 85 years since the repeal of Prohibition, which had been enacted in 1919 by the passing of the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment made the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages illegal—and it was extraordinarily unpopular. U.S. citizens insisted on continuing to drink the newly illicit libations, giving organized crime a phenomenally lucrative new racket and causing the tremendous proliferation of organized crime activity. Due to the public’s abject unwillingness to give up drinking alcohol, the amendment was repealed on Dec. 5, 1933.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Dec. 5

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Unlimited champagne and draft beer in The Underground for $19.33
  • 7 to 11 p.m. – Repeal Day celebration with tickets beginning at $99

WHERE:

The Underground at The Mob Museum

300 Stewart Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE:

Tickets to Repeal Day at The Underground are $99; a package including dinner at Triple George followed by admission to the Repeal Day party is $125 per person. Tickets may be purchased here. Museum Members receive a 10 percent discount.

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. 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, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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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