There is a vast amount of information about Downtown and Strip casinos and Las Vegas in general. But there is a suppressed history that is not often discussed. During the Jim Crow era, Historic West Las Vegas was a cultural and entertainment Mecca for African Americans. But what became of these businesses after integration? Why should the buildings be preserved? Is their importance still relevant in 2014?
Brown Bag Lunchtime Seminar
Join the Nevada Preservation Foundation and the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Office for part 2 of this this excellent 3 part webinar on Modernism:
How does one preserve and protect modern resources and what unique challenges do these resources present? This “how-to” webinar will examine strategies for advocating for the protection of modern resources. Case studies from successful efforts to preserve modern resource will be presented, along with a brief overview how to advocate and mobilize local support for modern resources.
This event is FREE to NPF members and $10 for non-members. Don't forget to bring your lunch!
Christine French, Architectural Historian, Former Director of Modernism and Recent Past Program at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Former President at Recent Past Preservation Network
On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13, The Mob Museum will host the exclusive first Las Vegas screenings of Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger. August 12 is the one-year anniversary of Bulger’s conviction on 11 murder charges along convictions on charges of racketeering, narcotics and money laundering.
The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. on both days with seating starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include Museum admission, popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount. The August 12 screening is invitation only; the August 13 event is open to Museum Members and the public.
More information is available at the Mob Museum website ...
Join the Nevada Preservation Foundation and the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Office for part 3 of this this excellent 3 part webinar on Modernism:
With many of our very own Nevada Preservationists!
Get a glimpse at the trials and tribulations of moving the mid-century La Concha motel lobby to a new site and converting into use as entry to the Las Vegas Neon Museum. Learn how a team of advocates for its protection, a structural engineer, and a consulting preservation architect worked together to save the iconic structure.
This event is FREE to all Nevada Preservation Foundation members and $10 for non-members. Don't forget to bring your lunch!
Telephone: (702) 530-9707
618 S. 11th Street, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89101