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
NOVEMBER 15: KEFAUVER DAY | SPONSORED BY ZAPPOS
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.