The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has announced its roster of public programs for April. The museum features a crime lab, organized crime today exhibit, the underground, as well as a basement-level prohibition history exhibition offering a look at topics through hundreds of artifacts and storylines. Among this month’s events, April 20 will mark the one-year anniversary of The Underground, housing a 1920s-inspired celebration for that evening.
The Museum’s roster of April events follows:
Monday, April 1,the museum will offer all visitors content related to the issues impacting police use of force. Speakers include Cynthia Lee, Charles Kennedy Poe Research Professor of Law, George Washington University, who will discuss her work on the topic of implicit bias.
Organized Crime Today Videoconference will be held April 6 with author Dan Moldea detailing the facts of the Robert F. Kennedy assassination case and address the many theories that persist to this day.
On Thursday, April 11, Battling the Black Hand: The Epic Story of a Postal Inspector Who Took on the Mob features speaker William Oldfield, great-grandson of Frank Oldfield will present revelations about this Mob story based on documents and photos from the Oldfield family’s private collection. Directly after, a book signing will also be held.
On April 13, Science of Crime: Polygraph Examination with James Stern who served more than 25 years with the FBI,will discuss the science and application of the polygraph examination and how this instrument is used to gauge physiological responses in the human body and how it can indicate the truthfulness of a subject.
Tax Fraud Prevention with IRS-CI on Sunday April 14, will feature an investigator with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division that will discuss identity theft and fraud. Attendees will receive tips on protecting themselves and learn what actions to take should their identity be stolen.
Hollywood Tough Guy: Gianni Russo’s Life in “The Godfather” and Beyond is where Gianni Russo will discuss his work on the set of “The Godfather,” working for Costello and fighting with actor James Caan, Tuesday April 16.
On Saturday, April 20, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of The Underground, a special celebration sponsored by Jim Beam will be held. Attendees will enjoy food and drink specials and live jazz by Amanda King and Her Prohibition Three. Must be 21 and older to attend.
Lastly, on Saturday, April 27, with book signing to follow historian Lynn Zook will offer insights into the visionaries who built the first 11 hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as discuss the distinctive stories behind each of these historic establishments.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit https://themobmuseum.org/