Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 12, 2017

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VegasMob Museum opened on February 14, Valentine’s Day, not to create a sort of love-war dichotomy, but because it was the 83rd anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the day seven men from Bugs Moran’s gang were murdered by Al Capone’s men. Among the museum’s artifacts is part of the wall where the men were executed. Also on display is a .38-caliber Colt Detective Special revolver that’s believed to have fallen out of top gunman Frank Gusenberg’s pocket when he tried to crawl for help. The museum also contains the NYC barber chair where Albert Anastasia (from the Gambini crime family) was sitting when he was murdered in 1957, and custom jewellery and other weapons belonging to other mobsters. Of course, there are lots of photos and exhibits too including ones where visitors can shoot a simulated “tommy” submachine gun and listen to actual incriminating evidence on wiretapping equipment. The museum itself is housed in a neo-classical building that was once a federal courthouse where one of the 14 Kefauver Hearings on organized crime was held in 1950. Adults US$18, kids 5 to 17 and students US$12. (702) 229-2734; themobmuseum.org.

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