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The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

tel: (702) 229-2734
fax: (702) 382-7463

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The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum, a 501-c-3 nonprofit, is an interactive museum dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement. The Mob Museum presents a bold and authentic view of organized crime’s impact on Las Vegas history as well as its unique imprint on America and the world. The museum presents the real stories and actual events of mob history via interactive and engaging exhibits that reveal all sides of the story about the role of organized crime in the United States. The Mob Museum offers multiple perspectives and provides a contemporary, engaging, challenging and educational experience.

The Mob Museum is located at 300 Stewart Avenue in the heart of the downtown Las Vegas. It is located inside an historic former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office. This building is one of the last remaining historically significant buildings in Las Vegas and is included on both the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places. In 1950–51, the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime were held in 14 cities. In Las Vegas, the hearings were held in a courtroom in this very building. The courtroom has been recreated to appear as it did in 1950 and serves as an exhibit as well as a rental space for private events. The building is an important remaining example of the Depression-era neoclassical architecture built by the federal government during the 1920s and 1930s.

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We know a thing or two about dealing with big groups. If you’re looking to throw a special event or simply want to bring your whole crew to The Mob Museum, we can accommodate you. Special rates and packages are available if you have a group of 12 or more. Whether you are planning a corporate cocktail reception or wedding or looking for a unique venue for a board meeting, The Mob Museum special event planners will assist you from start to finish to ensure that your occasion goes off without a hitch. Each of the rooms has a different feel, a different vibe. Choose the space that best fits your event’s size and style, or you can just go big and rent out the whole joint. Not to mention, when you host an event here, you’ll get to mix and mingle right in front of our exhibits—a thrilling setting for everyone involved.

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<b><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement to open in Las Vegas February 14, 2012</span></b><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><br /> <br /> LAS VEGAS, NV &mdash; There are two sides to every story &mdash; and then there&rsquo;s the truth. Uncover the real life battle between organized crime and law enforcement when The Mob Museum opens to the public on Valentine&rsquo;s Day, February 14, 2012. The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the mob&rsquo;s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world.<br /> <br /> The Museum, which has already acquired one of the most iconic artifacts in mob history &ndash; the brick wall from the St. Valentine&rsquo;s Day Massacre, will open on the 83rd anniversary of the infamous Massacre, considered one of the most significant days in Mob history. Admission is $18 plus tax for adults ages 18-plus; $12 plus tax for children ages 5 to 17 and students ages 18 to 23 with ID; $14 plus tax for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers; and $10 plus tax for Nevada residents of all ages. Museum hours will be Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.<br /> <br /> With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, The Mob Museum reveals an insider&rsquo;s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle between organized crime and law enforcement. True stories of mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments.<br /> <br /> The Museum&rsquo;s board of directors is headed by <b>Ellen Knowlton</b>, former FBI Special Agent in Charge, Las Vegas Division, and a 24-year FBI veteran. The Mob Museum boasts a highly respected board including professionals from local and state government, law enforcement, the judicial system, media and the business community. A key visionary for the project and current board member is former <b>Las Vegas</b> <b>Mayor Oscar B. Goodman</b>, a previous go-to defense attorney who made a name for himself representing such reputed mobsters as Meyer Lansky, Frank &ldquo;Lefty&rdquo; Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro, among others.<br /> <br /> Artifacts to be integrated throughout the Museum&rsquo;s interactive exhibits provide an insider&rsquo;s look into many of organized crime&rsquo;s biggest names, including, <b>Alphonse Capone</b>, <b>Dion O&rsquo;Bannion</b>, <b>George Moran</b>, <b>Charlie &ldquo;Lucky&rdquo; Luciano</b>, <b>Meyer Lansky</b>, <b>Ben Siegel</b>, <b>Sam Giancana</b>, <b>Joe Bonanno</b>, <b>Frank Rosenthal</b>, <b>Mickey Cohen</b>, <b>Tony Cornero</b> and <b>Tony Spilotro</b> to name just a few. The Museum is located in what many consider the ultimate artifact, the former federal courthouse and United States Post Office. Completed in 1933 and listed on the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places, it housed the very courtroom where, in 1950, one of 14 national Kefauver hearings was held to expose and control organized crime in America. Meticulously rehabilitated for The Mob Museum, the building is significant not only for its neo-classical architecture reminiscent of the period in which it was built, but also for the historic events that unfolded inside of it.<br /> <br /> The Museum is also working with the FBI and many famous undercover agents who made a career of fighting the Mob, including legendary agents <b>Joe Pistone</b> who infiltrated the Mob posing as a small time jewel thief, Donnie Brasco; and Cuban-born J<b>ack Garcia</b> who successfully ingrained himself into the Gambino family.<br /> <br /> In addition, many items relating to historic eras and specific industries, such as prohibition, money laundering and gaming, will help to tell the story of the mob&rsquo;s influence on these areas. Items and artifacts relating to law enforcement&rsquo;s role in helping to eradicate and control the Mob, such as weapons, wiretapping tools and tactics and crime scene photos, will also be part of The Museum experience.<br /> <br /> Three major exhibits in The Museum include <i>Mob Mayhem</i>, <i>The Skim and Bringing Down the Mob</i>. <i>Mob Mayhem </i>furthers the understanding of violence as a way of life within the world of organized crime. This exhibit is the setting for the Museum&rsquo;s iconic artifact&mdash;the wall from Chicago&rsquo;s St. Valentine&rsquo;s Day Massacre &ndash; and sets the stage for law enforcement strategies that will combat it.<br /> <br /> The Skim, yet another exhibit within The Museum, dissects the illegal skimming of profits off the top of a casino&rsquo;s earnings, which was commonplace in Las Vegas for decades and supplied money to the hidden ownership of some casinos &ndash; ownership that was most often hidden from regulators.<br /> <br /> Bringing Down the Mob is a highly interactive exhibit that focuses on wiretapping &ndash; one of the most important tools used to effectively investigate and prosecute organized crime cases beginning in the late 1960s. Visitors will learn about the technology, listen in on the mob, learn to interpret coded conversations, examine photos and surveillance footage, take part in a weapons training exercise and learn about living a new life in witness protections programs.<br /> <br /> The Mob Museum, a $42 million construction project funded by the city of Las Vegas and nearly $9 million in historic preservation grants &ndash; including federal, state and local &ndash; is under construction at 300 Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas. The building was dedicated on November 27, 1933 as the City&rsquo;s first federal building. As part of the construction and rehabilitation of the building, the courtroom is being restored to appear as it did in 1950 during the famed Kefauver hearings, named for Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver.<br /> <br /> The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum includes approximately 16,800 square feet of exhibition space on three floors in addition to a specialty retail store, special event areas, educational areas and office space. It is being designed by a world-class team known for other successful museums that serve to reinvigorate communities and neighborhoods, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. This highly experienced team of staff, board members and consultants are working together to create one of the city&rsquo;s major attractions and a must-see for millions of tourists and locals alike.</span><br />
<b><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Interactive Museum Will Present Original Content from the Battle Between Organized Crime and Law Enforcement</span></b><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><br /> <br /> LAS VEGAS, NV &mdash; He spent six years undercover and surrounded himself with rough characters and dangerous criminals instead of his family. Joe Pistone was considered one of the most legendary undercover agents of all time and lived a double life as Donnie Brasco amidst members of the Italian mafia in New Jersey from 1976 to 1981. Pistone&rsquo;s better than fiction, true life story is one of the many accounts of law enforcement and organized crime that will be featured in The Mob Museum when it opens to the public on February 2012, in downtown Las Vegas.<br /> <br /> Pistone, who was recently interviewed extensively by researchers for The Mob Museum, shared intimate details about his life posing as a small time jewel thief and burglar who eventually worked his way into the Colombo, and later, Bonnano families. Originally retained for what he thought would be a six-month mission, code-named &ldquo;Sun-Apple,&rdquo; the investigation continued for nearly six years during which time Pistone had nearly no contact with his wife and children.<br /> <br /> The bravery and tremendous dedication of Joe Pistone is impossible to imagine,&rdquo; said Kathleen Hickey Barrie, curator for The Mob Museum. &ldquo;The evidence he uncovered is absolutely invaluable, and he blazed a trail for all the undercover agents who have come after him. Visitors to The Mob Museum will ask themselves, &lsquo;Could I ever do something like this?&rsquo;<br /> <br /> When Brasco was asked to become a &ldquo;made&rdquo; member of the Bonnano family and prove himself by killing an associate, the FBI pulled the plug on the operation because there was a mob war brewing and they didn&rsquo;t want him to get hurt. At that point, the Mafia issued a $500,000 contract on his life, forcing Pistone to go into hiding. Today, he still maintains a very low profile, travels disguised under assumed names and is licensed to carry a firearm. He is an active consultant to international law enforcement agencies and an active author, whose many books include Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, The Way of the Wise Guy, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business and The Good Guys. In 1997, Johnny Depp portrayed Pistone in the film, &ldquo;Donnie Brasco.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Selected for the investigation because of his Sicilian heritage, fluency in Italian and familiarity with the mob from growing up in Patterson, New Jersey, Pistone spent five months sliding into his new role, erasing his identity and gaining comfort with his new identity as Donnie Brasco. He learned to think like both a gang member and an FBI agent and how to avoid danger when he saw someone who might remember he&rsquo;s an agent. He also learned to keep an emotional distance from members of his new circle, figuring out how to avoid violence and get information to his superiors as quickly and secretly as possible.<br /> <br /> The results of Pistone&rsquo;s investigation are renowned. Twelve mob-related trials in six cities over five years led to more than 100 federal convictions. Pistone&rsquo;s insights into the Mob are said to have destroyed the romantic illusion about the Mafia. Today, he is considered an FBI legend.<br /> <br /> The human cost of Pistone&rsquo;s investigation is equally significant to the results. His children grew up without a father and his wife lived for six years without a husband under considerable financial strain. He never knew where each day would lead and lived in constant fear of being uncovered and killed.<br /> <br /> The Mob Museum is under construction inside the city&rsquo;s historic former federal courthouse and post office at 300 Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas. Set to open in February 2012, The Museum is highly experiential and interactive and is being developed by the same world-class creative and digital media teams that created the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Admission fees will be under $20 with additional discounts for seniors, students, military and groups as well as special rates for local residents.</span><br />