Nevada Preservation Foundation

Events

Upcoming events

    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 14 Feb 2015
    • Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush Street, Las Vegas
    • 1000

    The new exhibit at the Charleston Heights Art Center Gallery titled The Midcentury Las Vegas Stage: Acts that Built the Entertainment Capital of the World explores both legendary and obscure stage acts from the perspective of the archives at the Las Vegas News Bureau and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. 


    Rarely seen photographs combined with video footage and stage costume tell the distinctive story of Las Vegas' original hotel lounges and showrooms.

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • 31 Jan 2015
    • Nevada State Museum
    • 1000
    It is not often the fabric of Hollywood history is discovered quite unexpectedly. In a museum, in Las Vegas, it is the rarest of finds. The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas brings to light a fantastic, “lady-like” suit set costume now known to have been worn by a star in the truest sense of the word.


    Ginger Rogers.Actress Ginger Rogers was Hollywood royalty, full of glamour for decades beginning in the 1930s. Paired with Fred Astaire, she was half of one of the most famous dancing couples in history. An Academy Award-winning actress, she worked with the 20th century’s greatest composers and leading men including Ronald Reagan and Cary Grant, and she appeared in a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. The Kennedy Center honored her in 1992.

    Designer Jean Louis spent his early career as head of wardrobe for Columbia Pictures and joined Rogers on the production of “It Had to be You,” a 1947 romantic comedy, a fortunate chance to showcase ‘40s fashion.

    Donated to the museum by local resident and vintage clothing collector Terry McFall, the stunning blush-colored set drew the attention of volunteer curator Karan Feder as she examined the museum’s collection. Feder found a Columbia Pictures label sewn into the garment’s right sleeve, with the handwritten inscription “1138 Ginger Rogers.”

    “Studio wardrobe labels typically included the name of the actor, the character and at least one identifying number that might represent the work order for the costume shop, or the production number of the film, as assigned by the studio,” Feder said. She set out to find the match. It took some sleuthing, but production records, photographs and film screenings proved the garment to be authentic, indeed the one Rogers donned in the movie.

    “The original costume included a matching pillbox hat and a parasol,” Feder said. While they went missing, the classic costume and accompanying 40’s photos are in full view at the museum.


    • 27 Jan 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nevada Preservation Foundation: 620 S. 11th Street, Ste 110, Las Vegas, 89101

    January Board of Directors Meeting Agenda


    Public comment is at the end of every meeting.
    • 21 Feb 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Trinity Life Center, 1000 E. St. Louis 89104

    Join the Nevada Preservation Foundation for a different kind of event! We are hosting a Windows Resource Fair!

    NPF Members: FREE

    Non-Members: $10/individuals, $15/pairs

    Have you been wondering what to do with those historic windows? Did you know that there are many ways to make them more energy efficient?

    Come to our Windows Resource Fair on February 21. You can talk with vendors who work with windows in different ways, learn about which options are best for your budget, see how to recaulk your windows yourself, and lots more. Our vendor categories include:

    Caulking & Reglazing

    Window Film

    Cellular Shades

    Window Inserts

    Replacement Windows

    We are excited to host our first energy efficiency resource fair. See you there!

     



Past events

12 Dec 2014 Rainbow Theater Co: Meet Me in St. Louis
07 Dec 2014 Rainbow Theater Co: Meet Me in St. Louis
26 Nov 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
25 Nov 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
15 Nov 2014 Howard Hughes: The Name Above the Title
13 Nov 2014 Past, Present, and Future of Historic Preservation in Nevada
28 Oct 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
25 Oct 2014 The Sands: A Place in the Sun
22 Oct 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
11 Oct 2014 Paradise Palms 2014 DOCO MOMO Home Tour
02 Oct 2014 Paradise Palms: A Mid-Century Modern Neighborhood
30 Sep 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
24 Sep 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
20 Sep 2014 An Evening at the Copa: A Century of Sinatra
09 Sep 2014 Neon Museum: A Mid-Century Case Study
27 Aug 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
26 Aug 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
23 Aug 2014 Film Screening & Discussion with Dave Cornoyer: William Krisel, Architect
12 Aug 2014 Mob Museum Screening of Whitey Bulger Documentary
12 Aug 2014 Preserving Modern Resources with Christine French
09 Aug 2014 Urban Preservation: African American Casinos in West Las Vegas
29 Jul 2014 California Modern Architecture with Alan Hess
23 Jul 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
25 Jun 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
24 Jun 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
21 Jun 2014 Movie Night at the Neon Boneyard
21 Jun 2014 Neon Museum's Story Time
03 Jun 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
28 May 2014 Brutalism: The Misunderstood Bulk
28 May 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
24 May 2014 Drawing History in 3D
22 May 2014 Film Screening & Discussion: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (2009)
21 May 2014 Tourism, Hospitality, and the Lure of the West: How the Harvey Houses Heralded Las Vegas
20 May 2014 The Mid-Century Home and Designs for Living: Panel & Discussion
17 May 2014 Neon Museum's Story Time
15 May 2014 MCM Interiors: A Nod to Mid Mod
09 May 2014 LVA Unplugged: Alive from the Copa - Jazz Concert
06 May 2014 Richard Neutra: What the Neighors Thought Was Wrong
26 Apr 2014 Neon Museum's Story Time
23 Apr 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
23 Apr 2014 City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
22 Apr 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
22 Apr 2014 Neon Museum: Sign Design: Past, Present and Future
19 Apr 2014 Orienteering in the Boneyard
05 Apr 2014 Meet the Copa Girls at the Morelli House
26 Mar 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
26 Mar 2014 City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
25 Mar 2014 Nevada Preservation Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
15 Mar 2014 Aladdin’s March Magic
07 Mar 2014 Soft Opening for Las Vegas 101
01 Mar 2014 The King of Casinos: Author Presentation and Book Signing
26 Feb 2014 Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
26 Feb 2014 City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
22 Feb 2014 Pop-Up Architecture: Paul Revere Williams in Las Vegas
06 Feb 2014 African-American History Month Lecture on Paul Revere Williams
25 Jan 2014 Spring Mountain Ranch Civil War Living History Experience
22 Jan 2014 City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
04 Jan 2014 Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy In the Neon Boneyard
21 Dec 2013 Make your own Ornaments and Cards
14 Dec 2013 Ornaments, Carols, and Holiday Lights
14 Dec 2013 Make your own Ornaments and Cards
11 Dec 2013 City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
09 Dec 2013 Join us at the Liberace Mansion

Telephone: (702) 530-9707
Email: Info@NevadaPreservation.org
620 S. Eleventh Street, Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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