I mentioned this last week, but since the next week is full of urban culture and art, why not throw in some Las Vegas History.
Lynn Zook will moderate a panel discussion Thursday September 4th, 7pm at the Springs Preserve. The topic will be the the mob influence and control of Las Vegas in the early years of the strip.
From the Classic Las Vegas Blog:
There’s a great deal of myth that has sprung up over the years about the Mob and Las Vegas. From “Bugsy” Siegel to “Lefty Rosenthal, the stories are colorful, sometimes apocryphal but are they true?
On Thursday, Sept. 4th, Untold Stories will take a look at Las Vegas and the Mob.
Joining us for a Roundtable Discussion will be CSN History Professor Dr. Michael Green, Local historian and curator Brian Paco Alvarez, former News Bureau manager Don Payne and former FBI agent Dennis Arnoldy.
We will examine the era “when the Mob ran Vegas” and separate the myths from the facts. It should be a fascinating evening of history and stories that you don’t want to miss.
Come early and enjoy the Farmer’s Market or stop by enjoy some music with your wine.
The discussion begins at 7:00 pm in the Desert Learning Center.
We hope to see you there!
Untold Stories: Las Vegas and the Mob
Thursday, Sept. 4th
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
7:00 pm Admission $12
Also at the Springs Preserve:
While you’re there…. don’t miss “The Green House” New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design.
Even if you’re not going to the Springs Preserve this Thursday, this is one exhibit you won’t want to miss. It’s on display until December 29th.