Historic Preservation Commission newsletter, Spring 2013 Historic Connection
Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month
May is National Preservation Month, celebrated with help from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Locally we celebrate Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month (HPAM) with historically themed events such as the Helldorado Parade on May 18.
Pathways to Progress Bus Tour and Lunch Lecture. On May 11 the HPC and Nevada Humanities are hosting the “Pathways to Progress” bus tour and lunchtime lecture from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The tour will be led by Clark County Museum Director Mark Hall-Patton, renowned local historian and regular contributor on the nationally syndicated Pawn Stars television show. Hall-Patton will be drawing from his extensive knowledge of Las Vegas history to talk about the role of trails, rails, roads and runways on the development of Las Vegas. Mark will be joined by native Las Vegan and historian Brian Paco Alvarez. The tour will take you through downtown Las Vegas to McCarran International Airport and back to downtown via Boulder Highway. The tour will end at the Historic El Cortez hotel-casino for lunch and a lecture about the casino’s history from Peter Moruzzi, southern California historian and author, and a “Then and Now” slide presentation of Las Vegas mid-century hotels and motels from roadside historian Jerry Stefani. Tickets are $20 each and include the tour and a light lunch. To RSVP and pay for your ticket, please click here through May 8, 2013.
Free Tickets to Local Museums
Local museums, such as the Mob Museum, Springs Preserve and Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Clark County Museum and the Lost City Museum are offering limited free passes. For more information click here, through May 8, 2013.
For Information about free events in May click here.
Historic Preservation Commission
The city of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission oversees preservation activities in the city for buildings, structures and places of historical and architectural significance. It reviews historic designation applications to National Register of Historic Places and city of Las Vegas Historic Property Register. The commission meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at noon. 2013 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule & Agendas.