The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has received the Preservation Education award for its Investigating History Educational Outreach Program from the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Las Vegas.
This award recognized the Museum’s extraordinary efforts in promoting and educating the public regarding aspects of the City of Las Vegas’ development history. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Bob Stoldal presented Museum representatives with the award during the May 18, 2016, meeting of the Las Vegas City Council.
Designed for fourth-grade through 12th-grade students, the hands-on program includes a visit to school by a Museum educator who brings historical topics to life. Several differentiated curricula allow teachers to select particular topics and activities in order to create customized experiences for their students.
At the time of its nomination for the award, the Investigating History program had been presented in 55 presentations at 17 schools, reaching 1,753 student participants.
Survey results indicated the No. 1 benefit students reported about the program was “seeing and holding actual artifacts.” Video of the Museum’s Investigating History program may be viewed here.