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Exterior of The Mob Museum
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THE MOB MUSEUM TO COMMEMORATE 11-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH FREE DAY FOR LOCALS, SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF NEWLY ACQUIRED ARTIFACTS, TUESDAY, FEB. 14
LAS VEGAS (January 2023) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will commemorate its 11-year anniversary with FREE museum admission for Nevada residents as well as buy one, get one admission for non-locals on Tuesday, Feb. 14. A special presentation of historically significant artifacts will also be held in the Museum’s historic courtroom on this day.
Each year on the Museum’s anniversary it hosts a free day furthering its mission of advancing the public’s understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society, while recognizing its commitment to community by opening its doors, to ensure accessibility and reach.
The special presentation of artifacts will feature a selection of newly acquired personal artifacts from Chicago mobster Al Capone as well as the complete collection of evidence from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, including the newly acquired and only firearm recovered from the scene of the horrific gangland shooting. Among the crime scene evidence displayed will be the Museum’s regular collection of evidence inclusive of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall. The two firearms used to commit the heinous crime will also be onsite for this one-day event, courtesy of Berrien County, Michigan’s Sheriff’s Department. An overview of each of these historic artifacts, on view from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the anniversary include:
New Artifacts Acquired by The Mob Museum
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Thompson Submachine Guns Presentation
In addition to the new artifacts, guests will have the opportunity to see the two Tommy guns linked to the Massacre and hear the fascinating story of how they were confiscated from Fred “Killer” Burke’s Michigan home.
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre original crime scene evidence
Located on the third floor, St. Valentine’s Day Massacre evidence that is displayed all year includes:
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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