Mob museum offering free admission on Thursday
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas is offering free admission for Nevada residents in recognition of the Kefauver Committee hearings.
The hearings took place in the Mob Museum's building in 1950.
The day will feature special programming as well as free admission. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the significance of the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce -- as the Kefauver Committee hearings were officially called.
On Nov. 15, 1950, Sen. Estes Kefauver led the seventh in a series of 14 nationwide hearings in the second-floor courtroom of the Las Vegas' United States Postal Service and Court House.
The building was restored and opened to the public in 2012 as The Mob Museum. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
As a result of the hearings, Kefauver became a household name.
Special programming on Thursday will include an all-day screening of Jon Rubin's new hour-long documentary about the hearings, "Crimebuster: Senator Estes Kefauver, Politics, Television and Organized Crime; a proclamation by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman declaring Nov. 15 as Kefauver Day; and a courtroom presentation to area school students about the hearings.
For more information, call 702-229-2734n or visit www.themobmuseum.org.