The Mob Museum is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.

The Mob Museum offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas, to the back alleys of American cities and—increasingly—across the borders and networks of the entire world. Explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside our restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located just minutes from Fremont Street.

It is a brilliant insight into the world of organized crime and a must for anybody visiting Las Vegas. Click here to read more about our thoughts on the museum, we loved it!

 

WISEGUY WEDNESDAY: TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE UNDERGROUND
Date: Every Second Wednesday of Every Month Starting November 14 at 7 p.m.
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free entry with password “Trivia Night” at speakeasy side door.
Is there anything more satisfying than drinking and thinking at the same time?
The Mob Museum’s monthly Trivia Night is a fun and fact-filled contest to see who can have the best time while also showing off their knowledge in a range of vintage Las Vegas, organized crime and law enforcement-related categories. And there’s no better setting for such an activity than the speakeasy in The Underground, the Museum’s new Prohibition exhibition.
The contest will feature four rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for teams finishing first, second and third. The trivia questions will revolve around the dominant themes in the Museum, including Mob history, Mob pop culture, the Prohibition era, liquor, law enforcement and Las Vegas. Be sure to catch up on your knowledge on everything old school Vegas and organized crime related.
Register your team here!
NOVEMBER 15: KEFAUVER DAY | SPONSORED BY ZAPPOS
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free for Nevada residents (w/ID) and buy-one-get-one for non-residents
On November 15, The Mob Museum celebrates Kefauver Day in honor of the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in our building’s courtroom on that date in 1950. Kefauver Day is free for Nevada residents and buy-one-get-one for non-residents thanks to Zappos’ generous support.

About the Kefauver Hearings:

The hearings, officially known as the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce, came to be known as the Kefauver hearings after the committee’s chairman, Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee.

The Las Vegas Kefauver hearing – one of 27 held nationwide in 14 cities – commemorates a pivotal time in the national fight against organized crime as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas. Well-known Las Vegas residents who testified included Moe Sedway, manager of the Flamingo Hotel; Wilbur Clark, front man for the Desert Inn; and Clifford Jones, Nevada’s then lieutenant governor.

The public was entranced by the Kefauver hearings. They followed their revelations in newspapers and magazines, in the popular newsreels of the time, on the radio and, most of all, through the new technology of television. Some movie theaters installed televisions to bring the hearings to the public live. One researcher reported that daytime viewership grew 20 times higher in New York during the hearings — “that twice as many viewers watched the hearings as watched the 1950 World Series.”

The Kefauver hearings revealed extensive evidence of organized crime’s infiltration of American business and politics and inspired an array of law enforcement initiatives to bring down the Mob.

Learn more about the Kefauver hearings here and books tickets to the Mob Museum here.

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