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  • 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 […]

  • Barrick Lecture Series: Doris Kearns Goodwin

    The historian, bestselling author and Pulitzer prize winner speaks about “Leadership Lessons from the White House.” Her books include Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and, most recently, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Moulin Rouge Rebirth?

    By David G. Schwartz

    A new ownership group with strong ties to the community insists that the time is now for the Moulin Rouge to rise again on Bonanza Road.

  • Politics

    Political Machinations Are Nothing New in Our Great State

    By Michael Green

    Learning Nevada history is fun and beneficial. Learning from Nevada history is even more so.

  • Green Felt Journal

    The Revival of Casino History

    By David G. Schwartz

    On the heels of the Las Vegas Club’s closing comes news that a revived interest in casino history is spreading on Fremont Street.

  • Are We There Yet? Remembering the Family Road Trip

    The Neon Museum hosts a lecture on motels and “the impact of the family vacation on society” with Susan Sessions Rugh.