His political life may be in the past, but his popularity is still ever present. For two days in June, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is putting visitors face to face with Oscar Goodman; the man who is still all things Las Vegas (Photo: © Erik Kabik Photography / www.erikkabik.com).
On Tuesday, June 19th from 5 – 7 pm and on Saturday, June 23rd from 1 – 3pm, guests of The Mob Museum will get the chance to meet and speak with Goodman, former Mayor of Las Vegas, Mob defense attorney and current Museum visionary and board member.
During Goodman’s visits, he will share his more poignant moments from his career as three-term Mayor from 1999 to 2011, and update guests on his current work. June is a very memorable month for Oscar Goodman, as it is the month he was first elected Mayor back on June 8th, 1999.
With stories of court cases only he can articulate, guests will get an opportunity to ask Mr. Goodman details about some of his most famous trials in which he defended reputed Mobsters including Anthony Spilotro, Frank Rosenthal, and Meyer Lansky. Goodman, whose artifacts are currently on display, has an even deeper connection to the Museum; specifically the courtroom exhibit located on the second floor. This courtroom is where he tried his first federal case when the building served as the city’s federal courthouse and US Post Office beginning in 1933.
“Oscar Goodman continues to have an extraordinary career and fascinating life story. His visits to the Museum will significantly enhance the guest experience and provide a unique learning opportunity about a historic time in Las Vegas,” said Jonathan Ullman, executive director of The Mob Museum.
Located in downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum is a world-class destination that presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. It reveals an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic, one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments.
The Museum has acquired some of the most iconic artifacts in Mob history including the barber chair Albert Anastasia was sitting in when murdered in NYC, and the brick wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. Visitors to the Museum learn about some of organized crime’s biggest names including, Al Capone, Dion O’Bannion, George Moran, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Ben Siegel, Sam Giancana, Joe Bonanno, Frank Rosenthal, Mickey Cohen, Tony Cornero, Whitey Bulger and John Gotti .
The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum includes approximately 17,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors in addition to a specialty retail store, special event areas, educational areas and office space.
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, the Museum reveals an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments.
Admission is $18 for adults ages 18 and over; $12 for children ages 5 to 17 and students ages 18 to 23 with ID; $14 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers; and $10 for Nevada residents of all ages. Museum hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.