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The mission of NPF’s Home + History Las Vegas (HHLV) weekend is to celebrate Nevada’s captivating history by fostering an appreciation of the plethora of historic and important architecture within the Las Vegas Valley. By creating an engaging series of events, our HHLV weekend helps to promote, educate and advocate for the preservation of Las Vegas’ architectural resources as well as breeds renewed thought to preservation, urban sustainability and community development here in Southern Nevada. If you are a fan of history, design, or are just looking to get more acquainted with this fabulous city of ours, you will not want to miss out on HHLV 2018!

It's all happening April 27 - 29, 2018! Tickets are on sale now. Registration is required for all events. Please do take care not to double book your events, as some of the below events have overlapping time slots.

Whether you're a Las Vegas local or coming in from out of town, why not make a weekend out it! The majority of our events take place or are a short distance away from historical downtown Las Vegas.

Are you a member of the press? Find our press release here.

HHLV 2018 EVENTS

Friday, April 27

Friday (5:30p - 7:30p)

Kickoff Home + History at the grand opening of the #UncommonVegas Photo Exhibit. The exhibit, featuring photographer Kirsten Clarke, showcases mid-century commercial architecture from around the Las Vegas Valley. Get the first look at some of the region’s uncommon modern buildings while enjoying complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’ oeuvres.

Photo Credit: Kirsten Clarke

Register for the #UncommonVegas Photo Exhibit + Reception

Friday (8:00p - 10:00p)

As Elvis Presley famously said, Las Vegas’ bright lights will set your soul on fire! Join us as Nevada Preservation and Neon Museum take you on a guided, double-decker bus tour of the fabulous neon monuments of Sin City.

Register for Under the Neon.

 

Saturday, April 28

Saturday (9:00a - 11:30a)

Experience the history behind the City of Las Vegas on a double-decker bus tour by exploring two early Las Vegas townsites, located on opposite sides of the then San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. Learn why one townsite thrived while the other suffered, and see some of the city’s earliest landmarks and buildings from the 20th century.

Register for McWilliams v. Clark.

SOLD OUT
Saturday (9:30a - 11:30a)

Cycle through celebrity homes of the past and present from one of RTC's new downtown bike share locations! This 2-hour guided bike tour will take you through two vintage Vegas neighborhoods, exploring the chic mid-century architecture and the glamorous lives of the residents who lived there. Registrants must know how to ride a bike to participate. 

Register for Seeing Stars.

SOLD OUT
Saturday (9:30a - 11:30a)

Take a stroll through Las Vegas’s first local historic district and see the homes of some of Las Vegas’ early pioneers and influencers. This 2-hour guided walking tour weaves through time, featuring popular styles of residential architecture from the 1930s – 1950s.

Register for Revivals + Ranches.

Saturday (11:30a - 1:30p)

Get a rare glimpse into the life and legacy of the mid-century master Hugh Taylor. Come and peruse several of his designs, listen to a brief talk, and speak with our executive director about Las Vegas's master of residential mid-century architecture. 

Register for At Home with Hugh.

#UncommonVegas Photo Exhibit Free

Saturday (12:00p - 5:00p)

Drop by the Historic Westside School Exhibit Hall for the opening weekend of our #UncommonVegas Photo Exhibit. The exhibit, featuring photographer Kirsten Clarke, showcases mid-century commercial architecture from around the Las Vegas Valley. The exhibit features some of the region’s uncommon modern buildings and captures the misunderstood beauty of mid-century modern architecture.

Photo Credit: Kirsten Clarke

Registration is not required to view the #UncommonVegas Photo Exhibit.

SOLD OUT
Saturday (12:30p - 3:00p)

Ride atop a double decker bus for a guided tour of institutional architecture throughout Las Vegas. This tour features churches, schools, banks, and other civic institutions from the early and mid 20th-century. The 2.5-hour tour includes an inside look into one of Las Vegas' beautifully preserved mid-century churches. 

Register for Institutionally Modern.

SOLD OUT
Saturday (2:00p - 4:00p)
Must register online to be added to wait list.

Take a stroll through Las Vegas’s first local historic district and see the homes of some of Las Vegas’ early pioneers and influencers. This 2-hour guided walking tour weaves through time, featuring popular styles of residential architecture from the 1930s – 1950s.

Register for Revivals + Ranches.

SOLD OUT
Saturday (2:30p - 4:30p)

Through their love of art and thoughtful consideration towards affordability and mass-production, Charles and Ray Eames are held largely responsible for the popularity and expansion of mid-century design across AmericaJoin us for a fabulous documentary on the dynamic duo. Eames: The Architect and the Painter features interviews, scenery, and archival material, telling the Eames’ story and their influence of American culture across the U.S. 

Photo Credit: Edward Stojakovic

Register for An Afternoon with the Eames.

Saturday, April 28 continued

SOLD OUT
Saturday (5:00p - 7:00p)

PLEASE NOTE NEW EVENT TIME

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE

What do champagne bubbles, snowflakes, and fleur de lis’ all have in common? They’re all beautiful concrete screen block patterns of course! Join authors Ron and Barbara Marshall, of the newly released Power of Pattern and learn how the concrete screen block became one of the most recognizable building materials of the mid-century. Purchase the book ahead of time for a complimentary book signing as well! 

Register for Power of Pattern.

SOLD OUT
Saturday (6:00p - 7:30p)

Join Richard Hooker of Las Vegas Urban Adventures for the “Magic Hour” on Fremont Street. This twilight walking tour starts with a complimentary cocktail at the El Cortez, and takes guest through 50 years of urban electric spectacle, with a narrative weaving together neon architecture, legendary casinos, larger than life personalities, and the quirky history of Las Vegas, old and new.

Register for the "Magic Hour" on Fremont Sreet.

SOLD OUT
Saturday VIP "Let's Get Wet" Reception (6:00p - 7:00p)
Saturday Martini Reception (7:00p - 9:00p)

Typically closed to the public, join us for a one-night only reception celebrating the preservation of a truly remarkable Vintage Vegas Home, known as The Underground House. This Bomb Shelter Edition features a post-nuclear, underground home, complete with a “backyard” BBQ and swimming pool. This feature event will showcase the unique history of this home and its early owner, while attendees indulge with complimentary specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, leaving their worries of war-time activities behind. 

Looking for an even more exclusive experience? The VIP "Let's Get Wet" Reception offers a mere ten people the opportunity to enjoy the home as if it was their very own. Swim and relax in the underground hot tub and peruse the home unabashed before the rest of the evening's guests arrive. 

Register for the Martini Tour: Bomb Shelter Edition. Upgrade to the VIP "Let's Get Wet" Reception during registration.

Saturday (8:00p - 10:00p)

As Elvis Presley famously said, Las Vegas’ bright lights will set your soul on fire! Join us as Nevada Preservation and Neon Museum take you on a guided, double-decker bus tour of the fabulous neon monuments of Sin City.

Register for Under the Neon.

 

Sunday, April 29

SOLD OUT
Sunday (9:30a - 11:30a)
Must register online to be added to wait list.

Take a stroll through Las Vegas’s first local historic district and see the homes of some of Las Vegas’ early pioneers and influencers. This 2-hour guided walking tour weaves through time, featuring popular styles of residential architecture from the 1930s – 1950s.

Register for Revivals + Ranches.

Sunday (10:30a - 12:00p)

Wake up with a healthy breakfast of coffee and color to kick off the final day of Home + History! Join Dunn Edwards’ color expert and stylist Sara McLean as she takes us through the history of color, with a focus on trendy hues that were popular in mid-century desert communities like Las Vegas. A pop of color paired with complimentary coffee and pastries is just what you need to start off your day.

Register for Coffee and Color with Dunn Edwards.

SOLD OUT
Sunday (12:00p - 5:30p)
Drive-yourself 4-hour tour, multiple start times

Spend a lovely Spring afternoon touring through up to ten amazing mid-century modern homes. Ranging from original and restored to modernized and renovated, this self-driven home tour provides you access inside and out of some of the beautiful and unique homes of vintage Vegas. From midcentury modest to the magnificent and modern, you won't want to miss the signature of event of the weekend.

Register for the Vintage Vegas Home Tour.

SOLD OUT
Sunday (6:00p - 7:30p)

Join Richard Hooker of Las Vegas Urban Adventures for the “Magic Hour” on Fremont Street. This twilight walking tour starts with a complimentary cocktail at the El Cortez, and takes guest through 50 years of urban electric spectacle, with a narrative weaving together neon architecture, legendary casinos, larger than life personalities, and the quirky history of Las Vegas, old and new.

Register for the "Magic Hour" on Fremont Sreet.

SOLD OUT
Sunday (6:00p - 8:00p)

Pssst… What’s the password? What better way to close out the weekend than with an elusive party at Mob Museum’s new speakeasy and distillery, The Underground! We are traveling back to the 1920s, when alcohol was illegal and speakeasies where the only place around that satisfied our thirst for forbidden spirits. Enjoy 10% off an exclusive Home + History cocktail and lively entertainment inspired by this bygone age.

Register for Prohibition is Back! After-Party at The Underground.

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