For the first time since its opening in 2012, The Mob Museum is introducing virtual, guided tours that highlight its most popular exhibitions and artifacts.
These tours allow visitors the chance to experience the museum in an enriching way while it is temporarily closed due to the global health crisis.
“This virtual tour provides a great taste of what our Museum’s exhibition spaces have to offer,” said Geoff Schumaker, vice president of exhibits and programs. “Of course, there is so much more to see when we resume operations.”
The virtual tour is divided into three parts, following the same itinerary that guests would take when actually visiting the museum:
- Birth of the Mob – Starting with the museum’s postal boxes in the lobby, travel up to the third floor and learn about the rise of organized crime, the history of Prohibition and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, which took place on the north side of Chicago with seven members of George “Bugs” Moran’s bootlegging gang.
- The Mob and Las Vegas – From the Kefauver Committee hearings in the museum’s historic courtroom to the Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal car bombing, take a tour of the Mob’s rise in Las Vegas and the responses of law enforcement to the scourge of organized crime in the museum’s second-floor exhibits.
- The Mob in Politics and Culture – Head through the museum’s newest exhibits on the first floor, which cover wiretapping, modern organized crime and the Mob on TV, and end your virtual tour in The Underground, where you’ll learn more about Prohibition in a fully immersive speakeasy and distillery.