June 5, 2024

The Mob Museum Continues Riveting Live Appearances with Former Mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. Through December 2024


L to R: Frank Calabrese Jr.; Crowds Gathered to Listen to Frank Calabrese Jr.’s Family Secrets Speaking Appearance at The Mob Museum.
(Photos Courtesy of The Mob Museum)


Ticketed Guests Can Interact with Former Mobster Who Delivers Gripping Behind-the
Scenes Look at Takedown of Chicago Outfit

For downloadable photos, click here

LAS VEGAS (June 2024) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces mobster-turned-government informant Frank Calabrese Jr.’s “Family Secrets” speaking appearances will continue in the Museum’s Organized Crime. Today first floor exhibition area every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 2024. Open to all ticketed Museum visitors, Calabrese Jr. delivers an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at his life in the Mob and role in one of the FBI’s most triumphant organized crime investigations and trials –Operation Family Secrets.

“Frank provides a captivating, firsthand account of one of the most significant organized crime takedowns in American history,” said Ashley Miller, vice president of marketing, communications and sales, The Mob Museum. “His story of the Chicago Outfit, his father’s misdeeds and his own transformation continues to resonate deeply with our visitors—always drawing a crowd of guests eager to hear about his astonishing life experiences.”

Standing out as one of the most captivating figures in mob history, Calabrese Jr.’s remarkable story and tumultuous journey within the Chicago Outfit, dominated by his father the notorious enforcer Frank Calabrese Sr., continually draws significant crowds inside the Museum. A highlight of many visits to the Museum, guests continue to rave about Calabrese Jr. leaving written feedback such as, “I really liked hearing Frank Calabrese Jr. talk about his experience. Having him there to tell his story was unexpected and unplanned, but it brought all that we learned in the Museum to life.”

In 1998, Calabrese Jr. made a life-altering decision to break away from the mob and become an informant. His courageous letter to the Chicago FBI field office sparked a groundbreaking seven-year investigation, leading to the historic Operation Family Secrets. This operation dismantled the upper echelons of the Chicago Outfit, including his own father. Calabrese Jr.’s transformation from mobster to government informant is a powerful saga of courage and justice. His riveting presentations not only unravel the dark web of organized crime but also delve into the complex dynamics of family loyalty and the quest for redemption.

This exclusive opportunity is included with regular Museum admission. For more information or to purchase tickets to The Mob Museum, click here.

Media interested in conducting interviews with Frank Calabrese Jr. are requested to email Vanessa Thill at

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, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.


Erika Pope/Vanessa Thill
The Vox Agency,
(702) 249-2977, (469) 226-4723

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