Classic Las Vegas Events For The Coming Week

A note from Lynn Zook, of Classic Las Vegas. Her Blog should be one that you read regularly. If you really want to learn about early Las Vegas History, then I highly recommend it. Lynn said in her email to members of Classic Las Vegas:

It’s May!  So there is a lot going on this month, preservation wise and more!

Here are some of the things happening this week:

On Wednesday, May 6th, the Friends of Classic Las Vegas will be honored with an award from the Historic Preservation Commission “In recognition of their outstanding support and advocacy for the preservation of the historic resources within the City of Las Vegas and advancing the education and appreciation of historic preservation for the citizens of the community.”
On Thursday, May 7th, Untold Stories tackles the question of “Cultural Tourism: Can it work in Las Vegas?”  Panelists include Brian “Paco” Alvarez, the curator of the Las Vegas News Bureau, Marilyn Gillespie, the directors of the Natural History Museum, Aaron Micalef, curator at the Springs Preserve and Courtney Mooney, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Springs Preserve
Desert Learning Center
6:30 pm
Admission is $12

So, come learn more about Cultural Tourism!

On Friday, May 8th, there will be a booksigning and discussion for my new book, “Las Vegas: 1905-1965”
My co-author, Carey Burke wil be joining me as well.  Following the booksigning, Dennis McBride will moderate a discussion with us about the book. Copies of the book will be on sale at the Museum gift shop.

Nevada State Museum
700 Twin Lakes Dr
Lorenzi Park5:30 pm  Booksigning and Reception
6:45 pm  Discussion

On Saturday, May 9th, the Springs Preserve is hosting the annual Cultural History Fair.  We have a booth there so we invite you to come out and get to know the various cultural and preservation groups.

Las Vegas Springs Preserve
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop by and say “hey!”