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Home + History Las Vegas celebrates Southern Nevada’s captivating history by fostering an appreciation of historic and important architecture in the Las Vegas Valley. By creating a fun and engaging series of events, HHLV promotes, educates and advocates for the preservation of Las Vegas’ architectural resources as well as breeds renewed interest in preservation, urban sustainability and community development. If you are a fan of history, design, or are just looking to get more acquainted with all the fabulous cities in the Las Vegas Valley, you will not want to miss out on Home + History Las Vegas!

 

Please do take care not to double book your events, as some of the below events have overlapping time slots.

It's all happening September 11-13, 2020!

Registration is required for all events.

We are a small organization that has been significantly impacted by Covid-19. Starting July 1, 2020, tickets will no longer be refunded, but can be applied to your Home + History 2021 ticket purchases upon request. All ticket sales are final.

 

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Home + History Las Vegas 2020 Events

Friday, September 11

Friday, 10:00a - 12:00p

The Beverly Green Historic District was once home to some of Las Vegas' most chic and fabulous. This 90-minute guided tour weaves through four residential tracts, showcasing custom and tract home design in Midcentury Las Vegas. Take a look behind-the-scenes into the private neighborhood of Vegas' past showgirls, entertainers, bankers, and wealthy casino moguls. Experience all the popular styles of Midcentury residential homes, with an emphasis on the International Style, California Modernism, and the Cinderella Ranch home!

Click here to purchase tickets to the Chic + Fabulous Walking Tour.

Friday, 2:00p - 5:30p

Join NPF for a journey along the legendary Boulder Highway. An exciting twist, Water Over the Dam, positions Boulder City and its connecting highway front and center in the Las Vegas story!

This contactless driving tour puts participants behind the wheel of their own adventure.

Driving tour explores three regions: Fremont/Fremont East, Boulder Highway, and Boulder City townsite. Points of interest include: Boulder City Townsite, Dam Worker Housing, Midcentury Modern Architecture, Motor Courts and Auto Malls, Roadside Revelry, Quirky Throwbacks, Remnants and Lore along the Boulder Highway!

NOTE: Tour content links will be released at the start of the event. Please be sure to provide your best email and phone number during registration. Once receiving the content link, participants are free to experience the content in any order and at their own pace.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Water Over the Dam Bus Tour.

Friday, 6:00p - 7:00p

You've been to The Neon Museum, but have you seen their backstage experience at Ne10 Studio?

Join us for a virtual live visit!  Brimming with Old Vegas, Ne10 holds archives and neon not normally offered for public display.  Video presentation and online discussion with Neon Museum staff members reveal little known facts about Las Vegas' greatest hidden treasures!   Participants will discover:  Which sign is the museum's strangest and most unusual? What is the hidden alphabet among the signs?  Do the signs have secret messages?  Does The Neon Museum collection hold more than neon and signage?  The answer will delight you!  All this and much more!.

Click here to purchase tickets for Ne10 Backstage.

Saturday, September 12

Saturday, 9:00a - 11:30a (Contactless Self-Driven Tour)

Can’t get enough fabulous? Neither can we!!! North, south, east and west, Mid Mod Mix Up presents Las Vegas’ best Vintage Vegas neighborhoods, both modest and extravagant. Are you: Quaint At Heart? Check out Biltmore Bungalows. 40s Fanatic? Head to Huntridge Park. Posh and Polished? Paradise Palms! Mid Mod Mix Up will help you learn the names, locations, history, and characteristics of Las Vegas residential neighborhoods.

NOTE: This is a contactless, self-driven tour. Tour content links will be released at the start of the event. Please be sure to provide your best email and phone number during registration. Once receiving the content link, participants are free to experience the content in any order and at their own pace.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Mid-Mod Mix Up.

Saturday, 9:00a - 11:00a

Cycle through celebrity homes of the past and present during this 2-hour guided bike tour that 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 bring their own bicycle to participate. 

Click here to purchase tickets to Seeing Stars.

Saturday, 10:00a - 11:30a

Join us for a curated walk through Downtown where street corners are telling the stories of the day. The 90 minute walking tour, navigated by cultural urbanist, Richard Hooker, will highlight eight street intersections, mostly along Fremont, with original narratives layered in architectural, commercial, and social histories, all informed by mid-century perspectives, and spiced with some quirky Vegas lore.

We meet up at 10thand Fremont, a corner igniting Atomic memories along a post-war stylish motel row, with mid-mod roadside beacons blinking neon, pools, refrigeration, a corner now punctuated with the re-settling of the 1970s Golden Goose sign, twirling with a Vegas reminder of the meanings of the golden eggs. Then we’ll head up to Fremont for the rest of the story.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Street Corner Stories Walking Tour.

Saturday, 9:30a - 11:30a

Colorful and flamboyant, Paradise Palms is widely celebrated as Las Vegas’ favorite desert modern, residential development!

With eye-catching designs and luxe living, the neighborhood proved a natural fit for the midcentury Las Vegas elite. Today, the popularity of the neighborhood continues among architectural and midcentury enthusiasts, and its design has largely been attributed to architects Palmer + Krisel of Palms Springs fame…but who was true master behind the plan??

Click here to purchase tickets to the Paradise Lost? Walking Tour.

Saturday, 12:00p - 1:00p

Nevada Preservation has been the steward of the Hugh Taylor Archive since 2014. This year, join our Director of Preservation Services, Mariana Ruiz, for a virtual talk on the final phases of bringing Hugh's life and work to the public. You'll preview the new website with public access to the archive along with interactive exhibits, 3D walkthroughs of select Desert Inn Estate homes (demolished in 2001), and you can even listen to Hugh's oral history in his own words. This talk is the culmination of five years of work on the part of Nevada Preservation to document this almost forgotten mid-century architecture master.

Click here to register for A Hugh Taylor Meet-and-Greet.

Saturday, 1:00p - 2:30p

Join us for a curated walk through Downtown where street corners are telling the stories of the day. The 90 minute walking tour, navigated by cultural urbanist, Richard Hooker, will highlight eight street intersections, mostly along Fremont, with original narratives layered in architectural, commercial, and social histories, all informed by mid-century perspectives, and spiced with some quirky Vegas lore.

We meet up at 10thand Fremont, a corner igniting Atomic memories along a post-war stylish motel row, with mid-mod roadside beacons blinking neon, pools, refrigeration, a corner now punctuated with the re-settling of the 1970s Golden Goose sign, twirling with a Vegas reminder of the meanings of the golden eggs. Then we’ll head up to Fremont for the rest of the story.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Street Corner Stories Walking Tour.

Saturday, 2:00p - 4:00p

The Beverly Green Historic District was once home to some of Las Vegas' most chic and fabulous. This 90-minute guided tour weaves through four residential tracts, showcasing custom and tract home design in Midcentury Las Vegas. Take a look behind-the-scenes into the private neighborhood of Vegas' past showgirls, entertainers, bankers, and wealthy casino moguls. Learn about popular styles of Midcentury residential homes, with an emphasis on the International Style, California Modernism, and the Cinderella Ranch home!

Click here to purchase tickets to Tract Development for the Chic + Fabulous.

Saturday, 5:30p to 6:30p

Join Mid-Century celebrity author Peter Moruzzi for a fascinating virtual presentation based on his new book “Greetings from Las Vegas.” Enjoy a visual feast of remarkable photographs, renderings, and promotional materials of Modernist Las Vegas from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Ticket price includes: Live presentation and book signing by Peter Moruzzi.                                                          Added bonus:  ticket holders will receive a printed copy of The Best of Home + History as a keepsake.

Click here to purchase tickets to Vegas Modern by Peter Moruzzi

Saturday, 7:00p to 9:00p

Experience luxury and grandeur from the comfort of your home sofa! An unusual tour for unusual times, the Martini Redux 2020, presents NPF's traditional fundraising Martini Tour in a wholly new fashion.... spirits still included!  Join us for an evening with Las Vegas' favorite high-end luxury resort designers, Jon Sparer and John Klai.

Ticket price includes: Zoom Meeting Access - Up-close and truly personal virtual tour of Jon Sparer and John Klai's personal home, chat opportunities with the designers, and a gourmet cheese plate with wine to enjoy in your own home.  Added Bonus! 2020 Martini Tour ticket holders will receive a printed copy of The Best of Home + History as a keepsake. They will be sent to your home address to enjoy.

Click here to purchase tickets to the 2020 Martini Tour.

Sunday, September 13

Sunday, 10:00a - 11:30a

Join us for a curated walk through Downtown where street corners are telling the stories of the day. The 90 minute walking tour, navigated by cultural urbanist, Richard Hooker, will highlight eight street intersections, mostly along Fremont, with original narratives layered in architectural, commercial, and social histories, all informed by mid-century perspectives, and spiced with some quirky Vegas lore.

We meet up at 10thand Fremont, a corner igniting Atomic memories along a post-war stylish motel row, with mid-mod roadside beacons blinking neon, pools, refrigeration, a corner now punctuated with the re-settling of the 1970s Golden Goose sign, twirling with a Vegas reminder of the meanings of the golden eggs. Then we’ll head up to Fremont for the rest of the story.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Street Corner Stories Walking Tour.

Sunday, 9:30a - 11:30a

Colorful and flamboyant, Paradise Palms is widely celebrated as Las Vegas’ favorite desert modern, residential development!  With eye-catching designs and luxe living, the neighborhood proved a natural fit for the midcentury Las Vegas elite. Today, the popularity of the neighborhood continues among architectural and midcentury enthusiasts, and its design has largely been attributed to architects Palmer + Krisel of Palms Springs fame…but who was true master behind the plan??

Click here to purchase tickets to the Paradise Lost? Walking Tour.

Sunday 12:00p - 5:30p (Contactless Self-Driven Tour)

New for 2020, Curbside Collections Extreme Homes of Vegas takes you on a one-of-a-kind roadside journey to Las Vegas’ most remarkable homes! From quirky and small to loud and lavish each extreme location tells a story about home life and architecture unique to Las Vegas.

This tour features over 12 curbside destinations, including well-known, celebrated homes and unknown, hidden gems.

NOTE: This is a contactless, self-driven tour.  Tour content links will be released at the start of the event.  Please be sure to provide your best email and phone number during registration.  Once receiving the content link, participants are free to experience the home exteriors in any order and at their own pace.

Added Bonus! 2020 Curbside Collections ticket holders will receive a printed copy of The Best of Home + History as a keepsake. They will be sent to your home address to enjoy.

Click here to purchase tickets for Curbside Collections: Extreme Homes

Sunday, 3:30p - 5:00p

Curious about the origins of Las Vegas?  On this tour, we’ll make Las Vegas history a walk in the park!  This tour brings alive three chapters of historic Kiel Ranch and its colorful history spanning - you guessed it! - divorce, murder, and Las Vegas high society! Return to the shoot 'em up days of Las Vegas before the glitz and glamour of the gaming culture. Hear about how murder played a significant role in early Las Vegas, the importance of the sprawling ranch and orchards that once were Kiel Ranch, and of course the years when Kiel Ranch was better known as The Boulderado Dude Ranch where quickie divorces were a plenty!

Click here to purchase tickets to Divorce, Murder, and High Society.

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