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L to R: President and CEO Jonathan Ullman presents honoree plaque to Joe Pistone. Guests cheers inside the historic courtroom during the “Undercover Of The Night” Gala.
Courtesy of Denise Truscello for The Mob Museum)
PHOTOS, B-ROLL AVAILABLE: THE MOB MUSEUM CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE WITH “UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT” GALA
On Thursday, Feb. 17, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrated its 10th anniversary with their or just fundraising first fundraising gala titled “Undercover of the Night” presented by the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation at the Museum’s historic building in downtown Las Vegas. The evening was co-chaired by City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and former City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman.
The event also paid special tribute to a number of undercover law enforcement agents and honored pioneering undercover agent, Joseph D. Pistone, whose work resulted in more than 200 convictions infiltrating the Bonanno and Colombo crime families in New York during the 1970s. Pistone 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 “Donnie Brasco,” which was nominated for an Academy Award.
Gala attendees enjoyed gourmet action stations and delectable desserts, specialty cocktails, luxury auction items, and live entertainment. In classic Mob Museum fashion, guests also had the opportunity to explore exhibits and meet a number of undercover agents. Unique activations and entertainment took place throughout four floors of the historic building including The Moonshiners taking the stage in The Underground speakeasy and distillery.
A one-of-a-kind live silent auction took place, where participants went home with incredible prizes such as:
The Mob Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the public’s understanding of organized crime and law enforcement.
The following speakers, special gala guests and undercover agents were among those attending the Museum’s “Undercover of the Night” gala and are included in photos and b-roll.
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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