For the first time ever, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has created a three-part virtual guided tour encompassing all four floors of exhibits. The tours highlight the museum’s most popular exhibitions and artifacts during its temporary closure due to COVID-19.
“This virtual tour provides a great taste of what our museum’s exhibition spaces have to offer,” says Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs. “Of course, there is so much more to see when we resume operations.”
The new, virtual tour is split into three parts, following the itinerary guests take when physically visiting the museum:
Birth of the Mob: Starting with the museum’s historic postal boxes in the building’s lobby, the tour continues up to the third floor, focusing on the rise of organized crime, the history of Prohibition, and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, which took place in the north side of Chicago with seven members of George “Bugs” Moran’s bootlegging gang.
The Mob and Las Vegas: From the Kefauver Committee hearings in the museum’s historic courtroom to the Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal car bombing, this virtual tour offers a look at the Mob’s rise in Las Vegas and the responses of law enforcement to the scourge of organized crime in the its second-floor exhibits.
The Mob in Politics and Culture: The museum’s newest exhibits on the first floor covering wiretapping, modern organized crime and the Mob on TV are featured and the tour ends in The Underground, where Prohibition comes to life in a fully-immersive speakeasy and distillery.
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