Las Vegas celebrates your constitutional right to drink

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The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is ready to party like its 1933. In honor of the 79th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment, the Las Vegas Mob Museum is throwing a Repeal Day Party.

Thirteen years of Prohibition — the “Noble Experiment” that outlawed the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquor — led to the rise of organized crime, speakeasies and new cultural mores and slang. Events are documented at the 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas.

On Dec. 5, 1933, the first Repeal Day marked the end of Prohibition as the 21st Amendment took effect. This year, the Mob Museum is hosting its first Repeal Day Party on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

From 6 to 10 p.m., adult guests at the Mob Museum can party on all four levels of the museum. Admission to the party is $19.33 ($15 for museum members). Admission includes full access to the museum and Prohibition era cocktail samplings and libations.

The party is being hosted by former Mayor Oscar Goodman. There will be a 1920s fashion contest, costumed characters and prizes. There will also be live jazz music.

Tickets are available by calling (702) 229-2743. You must be 21 or older.

Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Stewart Avenue and Third Street (right by Main Street Station), The Mob Museum is an interactive attraction showcasing the history of famed gangsters. Here you’ll get an inside look at organized crime’s impact not only in Las Vegas, but its influence in America and the world.

From the same design team that created the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., the 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum includes about 16,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors. It features in-depth exhibits about the mob, myths about the mob, and so much more.

Jennifer Whitehair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jennifer grew up believing everyone had slot machines in their convenience stores and celebrated Oct. 31 (Nevada day) with a day off from school. Jennifer has a background in journalism and worked as a reporter for newspapers in both Northern and Southern Nevada, before joining in 1996. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other publications. She covers every part of Las Vegas for and loves tracking down vanishing pieces of historic and vintage Vegas. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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