The Mob Museum Celebrates the End of Prohibition | Events
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and the Mob Museum celebrated the end to one of the most controversial eras in U.S. history: Prohibition.
Goodman dressed in '30s garb, and flanked by two flappers, smashed an oversized bottle to kick off the celebration of Repeal Day. It was December 5, 1933 that congress repealed the 18th amendment, which in 1920 outlawed the manufacture, sale or transportation of liquor in the U.S.
While Prohibition did bring on a decline in alcohol consumption, it also brought about the growth of organized crime.
The Repeal Day party will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Mob Museum, 300 East Stewart Avenue. Tickets are $19.33 and $15 for museum members. The price includes access to the museum, prohibition-era cocktails, a '20s fashion contest, prizes and a live jazz band.