May is Historic Preservation Month!


Kicking off on May 6, the Nevada Preservation Foundation will be hosting events throughout the month of May as part of Historic Preservation Month. The first is our month-long speaker series entitled “MCM Inside/Out.” It will feature a different architect, designer, or photographer each week presenting on a different aspect of Mid-Century Modern. Second, we will be collaborating with the Neon Museum to bring you a panel discussion titled “The Mid-Century Home.” We are very excited about the speaker series and the panel discussion. It should be a great month!


MCM Inside/Out

Sponsored by the UNLV Downtown Design Center

and the LV Junior League: Morelli House Preservation Project


Tuesday, May 6:

Ken McCown (Downtown Design Center): Neutra: What Would the Neighbors Say?


Thursday, May 15:

Ken Wolfson (Ken Wolfson Design): MCM Interiors: A Nod to Mid-Mod


Week 3, Date TBD:

Heather Protz (College of Southern Nevada):Photographing MCM with Julius Shulman (film & discussion)


Wednesday, May 28:

Jeff Wagner (NSite Studios, College of Southern Nevada):Brutalism: More than Just Concrete

All talks will be held at 7:00pm at the Downtown Design Center except for Mr. Wolfson’s talk, which will be at the Morelli House. All events are free, but we are asking you to RSVP:

Members-Only Advance Registration: Advance registration begins April 9 for Nevada Preservation Foundation members through the online membership portal. You can log in to this portal on the Foundation’s homepage.

Regular Registration: Regular registration begins April 16.

Given the seating allowances at each venue, we will be limiting registration.

Please RSVP early to ensure your place!

All events are free to members and non-members alike.



Panel Discussion: The Mid-Century Home
In Collaboration with the Neon Museum


On May 20th, the Nevada Preservation Foundation is partnering with the Neon Museum to bring you a panel discussion with the title “The Mid-Century Home.” We have panelists from expected and unexpected places within our community, all of whom are experts in aspects residential mid-century. This event will take place at the Neon Museum on May 20, Mid-Century Architecture Day in Nevada and the birthday of Betty Willis who designed the Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Registration information on The Mid-Century Home panel is forthcoming.


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