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THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MAY PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS
LAS VEGAS (April 2022) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for May.
All Museum programs require registration. For more information on any of the public programs below and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.
Hunting Pablo Escobar: The Real-Life “Narcos” Agents Who Took Down the World’s Biggest Drug Lord
Date: Wednesday, May 4
Time: The program will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m., followed by a book signing until 9 p.m.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom on the second floor. To RSVP to attend in-person, click here. Limited tickets available.
Cost: $55 per person. A 10 percent discount is also available to Museum Members.
Description: In the early 1990s, the notorious Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar was on the run, and DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena were at the head of the pack pursuing him. The work of these agents against the Medellin Cartel and the pursuit of Escobar were the basis of the Netflix series “Narcos.” The two former agents will speak about their experiences leading to Escobar’s violent demise in 1993 as well as stories from the DEA’s recently declassified files. Attendees will also learn more about the inner workings of Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-U.S. task force that conducted an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar. A signing of Murphy and Pena’s book, “Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar,” will follow the program.
Las Vegas History Day: Updated Exhibit and Mural Honor the City’s Early Years
Date: Sunday, May 15
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Locations: The updated exhibit is located on the Museum’s third floor, and the mural is in the Museum’s paid parking lot.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Description: In recognition of the City of Las Vegas’s birthday on May 15, 1905, the Museum will debut its newly revamped exhibit titled “Tough Little Town” as well as an outdoor mural honoring the city’s early history. Located on the third floor, the “Tough Little Town” exhibit tells the story of early Las Vegas before the Mob moved in. Inspired by the Museum’s 10th anniversary this year, the exhibit has been refreshed with new stories, images and artifacts illustrating the rise of Las Vegas from a small railroad town to an emerging gambling destination. The exhibit was funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.
The second segment of the Museum’s outdoor Las Vegas history mural parallels the story told in the “Tough Little Town” exhibit. The first segment, completed in 2021, focuses on the bustling 1940s in Las Vegas. The second segment debuting on May 15 goes back further, charting the city’s development from the 19th century through the 1930s. Located on the retaining wall surrounding the Museum’s paid parking lot, the mural is the work of respected local artist Miguel Hernandez, who pairs his artistic talents with his enthusiasm for the city’s history. The mural was funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.
The Mob Museum presents a three-part series: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration. The second event in this series follows:
The Root Causes of Crime: Exploring a Community-First Approach to Crime and Punishment
Date: Wednesday, May 25
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.
Description: The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, and Nevada’s prison population has skyrocketed over the past decade, reflecting similar trends across the country. In the second public forum of this three-part series, state officials and community leaders will explore diversion and restorative justice programs offering new approaches to crime and punishment. Experts will also discuss the psychological foundations of criminal justice reform and various methods to reduce and prevent crime.
Teachers and Educational Support Professionals Receive Buy One, Get One Free Museum Admission During National Teacher Appreciation Week
Date: Sunday, May 1 through Sunday, May 8
Time: During regular Museum hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Buy one admission ticket, get one free for qualified education professionals with valid I.D. Tickets can only be purchased at the box office. For more information, click here.
Description: The Mob Museum is honored to partner with the hard-working teachers and educational support professionals throughout the year. During Teacher Appreciation Week, the Museum is pleased to offer this special admission value as a thank you for their service.
Law Enforcement Professionals Receive Buy One, Get One Free Museum Admission During Law Enforcement Appreciation Week
Date: Sunday, May 15 through Sunday, May 22
Time: During regular Museum hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Buy one admission ticket, get one free for qualified law enforcement professionals with proof of I.D. Tickets can only be purchased at the box office. For more information, click here.
Description: The Mob Museum is pleased to offer buy one, get one free admission to all law enforcement professionals with valid I.D. during Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.
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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