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What To Expect

Cloche hats, beaded dresses, fur wraps, or jeweled compacts - a woman need not qualify as a “flapper” to have such fashionable, widely produced items during Prohibition.

Ready to Roar, which features evening fashions of the Prohibition era, is a collaboration between the Mob Museum and the Public History program of the UNLV History Department. This project also brings together several regional museums including the Clark County Museum, the Nevada State Museum, and Death Valley National Park.

Ready to Roar is an exhibition at The Mob Museum running from November 2016 through May 2017. Ready to Roar features clothing, cosmetics, accessories and other artifacts of fashion from the years 1919 to 1933 to illustrate the culture of Prohibition-era America.

The Mob Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement and Prohibition is a pivotal event in this narrative. Ready to Roar seeks to use artifacts to tell immersive and contemporary stories of this provocative aspect of American history.