THE PERFECT ST. VALENTINE’S DAY SPONSORED BY ZAPPOS.COM
This Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its second anniversary with two-for-one admission to out-of-town visitors and FREE admission for Nevada residents. In addition, at 9 a.m. the Museum will have the official unveiling of a limited-time-only presentation of two Thompson machine guns used in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929. Lt. Mike Kline from the Berrien County Sheriff’s office in Michigan will deliver presentations about the artifacts. The public presentation schedule follows: Friday, Feb. 14: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The artifacts go hand-in-hand with the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall that has been part of the Museum’s collection since its opening on February 14, 2012. In Chicago’s infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929, seven members of Bugs Moran’s gang were lined up against this wall, shot and killed by Al Capone’s gang. The two machine guns, numbered #7580 and #2347, were first positively identified by Colonel Calvin Goddard, forensic scientist specializing in ballistics, in December 1929 after investigating many Thompson guns found in the Chicago area. These two guns, on display at the Museum Feb. 14 and 15, are the only guns ever scientifically proven to be part of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Thompson #7580 was marked Exhibit “A” and was determined to have fired one 20-round magazine at the Massacre scene. Thompson #2347 was marked Exhibit “B” and was determined to have fired one 50-round magazine at the Massacre scene. One-of-a-kind souvenir champagne flutes also will be distributed while supplies last. This Valentine’s Day, Who Do We Love? We love our members! In honor of our 2nd anniversary, our Members will be offered the chance to attend a private showing of the two Thompson submachine guns on display as part of a limited-engagement, two-day traveling exhibit. This sneak peek will only be available to our Members from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, February 15. These two guns are the only guns ever scientifically proven to be part of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day massacre. Call Samantha Oliveri at 229-2714 to reserve a spot.
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NE 89101