FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROGRAMMING
LAS VEGAS (February 2020) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host a one-day-only St. Patrick’s Day programs and offers in the Museum’s Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor and The Underground speakeasy on Tuesday, March 17.
From 2 to 3 p.m. and again from 4 to 5 p.m., The Mob Museum’s Senior Director of Content Geoff Schumacher and Educational Programs Manager Claire White will deliver a presentation: “The Irish Mob in Prohibition-era Chicago.” Among topics to be discussed will be the Irish American-dominated North Side Gang, which served as the main rival of the Italian American organized crime group led by Johnny Torrio and Al Capone, eventually known as the Chicago Outfit.
Meanwhile, in The Underground speakeasy and distillery, festive specials available in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will include: $10 Guinness with a shot of Irish Whiskey; $8 Irish Coffees; $5 green Ginger Jake shots, made with ginger-infused, house-made moonshine and $5 green beer (also available at Museum concessions on upper floors).
Please note: all Museum presentations require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/ or call (702) 229-2734.
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
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 one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “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. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.
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