Costumes and—of Course—Lots of Alcohol
WHAT: Step back in time and raise a glass at The Mob Museum as it celebrates our nation’s constitutional right to imbibe at its Repeal Day Party. Explore both sides of the story in this unique historical setting with live music, vintage costumes, classic cocktails and other surprises. For only a few “clams,” guests can throw down cocktails at a Roaring 20s after-hours party that is guaranteed to be the “bee’s knees.”
WHY: On Dec. 5, 1933, Prohibition was lifted and Americans could once again legally drink. Resulting from a major reform govement in the United States, on Jan. 16, 1920, the 18th amendment was added to the constitution prohibiting the “manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors…within the United States.” Although alcohol consumption declined as a result, crime dramatically rose and the Great Depression hit. In December of 1933, the 21st amendment was drafted allowing states to create their own laws for alcohol and with that, the bars were open!
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Mob Museum
300 East Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
TICKETS: A special price of $19.33 (signifying 1933, the year prohibition was lifted) and $15 for museum members. Admission to Repeal Day includes:
- Full access to The Mob Museum
- Prohibition-era cocktail samplings and libations
- Hosted by the “Big Cheese,” former Mayor Oscar Goodman
- 1920’s fashion contest, costumed characters and prizes
- Live hot jazz music
Tickets available by calling the box office at 702-229-2743 or online at www.themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT MOB MUSEUM: A 501 (c) 3 non-profit, The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas that tells the compelling story of organized crime and law enforcement in Las Vegas and throughout America. Opened in February in the former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office in downtown Las Vegas, this interactive Museum presents a bold and authentic view of organized crime’s impact on Las Vegas history, as well as its unique imprint on America and the world. For more information, visit www.themobmuseum.org.