History at Home launched on April 17 - 19, but will remain live for all to enjoy!
Join the Nevada Preservation Foundation for a collection of virtual events celebrating the rich heritage of Nevada. We have included tours of historic places, a walk through the curation of the Hugh Taylor Archive including two new exhibits, talks from well-known architectural historians. The original weekend we also hosted a movie viewing party with architectural commentary with Netflix Party.
And, of course, all of this is available from the comfort and safety of your home!
We do hope you enjoy History at Home. And please keep an eye out for our annual Home + History Las Vegas event, now rescheduled for September 11 - 13.
We would also like to give Peter Moruzzi, Chris Nichols, and Alan Hess a sincere thank you for generously donating their time to History at Home.
History at Home Events
Starting Friday, April 17
At Home with Hugh
The Nevada Preservation Foundation was made the steward of the more than 5,000 architectural drawings of residential and commercial buildings that were designed starting in 1946 by renowned mid-century architect Hugh E. Taylor, architect of the Desert Inn Casino.
Join NPF Architectural Historian Mariana Ruiz for a short talk on all the cool things we have done so far in curating the collection. You can also be one of the first visitors to view our new online exhibits showcasing a sample of these mid-century architectural treasures.
Breeze Block Virtual Tour
Starting Saturday, April 18
It's Going to be a Star-Studded Saturday with Peter Moruzzi, Chris Nichols, and Alan Hess!
Vegas Modern with Peter Moruzzi
Join Mid-Century celebrity author Peter Moruzzi for a fabulous preview video of his full-length slide presentation titled "Vegas Modern." Featured are highlights of modernist Las Vegas from the 40s-70s all taken from his latest book Greetings from Las Vegas.
Fifty Years of Architectural History with Chris Nichols
Las Vegas' Contributions to American Architecture with Alan Hess
Starting Sunday, April 19
Walking the Path to Fabulous Virtual Tour
Sure, there were money, mobsters, and showgirls… but ever wonder what happened BEFORE Las Vegas came to be so “Fabulous?”
This free virtual tour examines the humbler- and lesser-known- landmarks of Las Vegas. Many of these hidden-in-plain-sight buildings pre-date our famous Strip. Take a trip in time with us. Learn about early industries and the colorful characters who shaped "Old Vegas."
Gold + The Railroad: Elko's Wild West Virtual Tour
Can’t make it to Elko? ….We’ll bring Elko to you! Join us for a virtual tour of Downtown Historic Elko. This tour explores the best of the west in six 360-degree Google Earth scenes near Elko’s “Old Business Route.”
Movie Watch Party: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sunday, 6pm PST
Nevada Preservation is hosting a watch party featuring Ferris Bueller's Day Off and our very own executive director, Heidi Swank. Join us for an evening of movie fun, replete with architectural commentary, 1980s styles, not to mention all that BIG HAIR!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Bueller Watch Party and Bueller Bingo! We hope you all had a blast! Now stay safe and well! We'll see you in the future!