We just got word that The
Gangster Museum of America will celebrate its third anniversary in Hot Springs
in a new building at 510 Central Avenue.
The new building is across
from the Buckstaff Bath House and will house the 10,000 square foot museum.
Executive director, Robert
Raines, says, “The Historical Attractions, Inc. team has gone all in with
this new facility. It’s big, bad, and beautiful! I began to get the
feeling that folks were really interested in our history when more than 90,000 people
came through our doors in the first two years. But I knew we were really on to
something, when Hollywood came calling, and solicited my help as a consultant
for a series that is now in development. Word on the street in L.A. is that
Hollywood is about to put the history of Hot Springs back on the front page of
the New York Times, and we’re honored to be a part of it. We are looking
forward to entertaining the advance team during Capone Days.”
Capone Days, a celebration
of Big Al’s final visit to the Spa City, will feature a collection of antique
gangster era cars, memorabilia and vendors offering souvenirs and books. Key
note speakers include Antoinette Giancana, Dierdre Capone, Meyer Lansky II and
Dr. Davis McCoy, world famous scotch whiskey connoisseur, who will hold a
seminar where he will offer a tasting that will include his reproduction of
original prohibition era medicinal whiskey. The Grand Re-Opening celebration of
the new Gangster Museum of America will run through March and April,
culminating with the Capone Days Convention on May 21-22. For more information, call 501 318-1717.