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  • DTLV

    A Fond Farewell to the El Portal Theatre

    By Su Kim Chung

    The Las Vegas Planning Commission has approved an application to turn the former El Portal Theatre at 310 Fremont St. into a food court and tavern. It's distressing news to historic preservationists.

  • DTLV

    Taking a Swim in Early Las Vegas

    By Su Kim Chung

    How locals cooled off in the early 1900s

  • DTLV

    Before the Smith Center

    By Su Kim Chung

    First and Carson Street was once home to an open-air theater in the 1920s.

  • History Lesson: Nazi Germany

    By Heather Peterson

    Sandra Scheller discusses her book Try to Remember—Never Forget, about her mother’s experience as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, at The Corner Gallery. Meet the author and check out the related exhibit The Unknown Artist: History Erased, which explores and analyzes the artwork of Adolf Hitler. 

  • Features

    The Tiffany of the Strip

    By David G. Schwartz

    60 years of mobsters, showgirls and big money: The Tropicana’s story is Las Vegas’ story

  • Hawaii’s Annexation: Past, Present & Future

    Joseph Serrao of Aloha Jobs will discuss life in Hawaii during the monarchy, what happened during the U.S. annexation and how the political climate is changing in today’s Hawaii.

  • Ask a Native

    Learn Your Las Vegas History With These Five Books

    By James P. Reza

    A reader asks: "I’m moving to Las Vegas soon and want to hit the ground running. What five books would you suggest?"

  • Social Influence

    A Home on the Westside

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Harrison House, where black entertainers stayed during the days of a segregated Las Vegas Strip, is getting a face-lift

  • Selling With Signs: Las Vegas & the Peacemaking Power of Commercial Streetscapes

    A lecture at the Neon Museum by Scholar in Residence Martin Treu on the development of Las Vegas’ iconic signs,  how they relate to the American commercial landscape as a whole and the Vegas Strip’s status as the culmination of a decades-long trend in commercial design.   The lecture will take place in the Ne10 building at […]

  • History Lesson #5: The Mob

    By Heather Peterson

    In celebration of the Mob Museum’s fifth anniversary, its content director leads a panel discussion featuring former City of Las Vegas mayor Oscar B. Goodman, historian Robert Stoldal and others knowledgeable of the museum’s—and the mobs—past. 

  • Times of the Signs: Family Friendly Las Vegas

    A panel discussion exploring how and why Las Vegas reimagined itself as a family destination—resorts, but also kid-friendly shows, amusement parks, arcades—back in the 1990’s. They will assess the impact and legacy of this brief but high-profile era of development on today’s Vegas.

  • University Forum Lecture Series: American Indians & U.S. Presidents

    “American Indians and U.S. Presidents: Building Nation-to-Nation Relationships” will detail how American Indian diplomats and leaders tried to create their sovereignty, self-determination and nation-to-nation relationships by meeting with presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama

  • Branding Las Vegas, 1941-1958: Opening Reception

    Branding Las Vegas, 1941-1958 details, through logos, photographs, and artifacts, how the original thirteen Strip resorts promoted themselves and turned a small town into an internationally recognized destination. Save

  • Stonewall: The Night We Stood Together

    The anniversary of the Stonewall Riots will be celebrated in a performance by The L Group, QVolution, and ACT III programs at The Center. It will examine what caused Stonewall, the riots themselves and what came after “the first time we all stood together.”

  • Les Folies Bergere: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time

    The opening reception of “Les Folies Bergere: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time.” The exhibition—which will run through January 2017—interprets the legacy of the stage show via photographs, costume, and personal narratives of those individuals who brought life to Las Vegas’ Folies Bergere. An exclusive panel discussion, featuring the cast and crew, will […]