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Have you wondered what state and local government are doing to promote historic preservation?  What laws and ordinances exist to protect historic structures and neighborhoods?  How to go about getting historic designation?  What public resources are available to the preservation community?

Wonder no more.  On Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., the Nevada Preservation Foundation will present a panel discussion, “Past, Present and Future of Historic Preservation in Nevada”.  The panel will be moderated by Claytee D. White, Director of the Oral History Research Center, UNLV University Libraries Special Collections.  The panel members are Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani (District E); Chris Frausto, Chair, Boulder City Historic Preservation Commission; Jack Levine, Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission; and Rebecca Palmer, Director, Nevada State Historic Preservation Office.   Panelists will discuss historic preservation efforts in their respective jurisdictions, applicable local ordinances and state laws, and processes for obtaining historic designation.  The panel will consider past successes, current challenges and the future course of historic preservation in our state.   

Come with your own questions, which the panel will address at the end of the discussion.  The event takes place in the Inspire Theater, 105 Las Vegas Boulevard South at the corner with Fremont Street.  It’s a great opportunity to check out this new downtown venue, which just earned a Best of Las Vegas 2014 award from Las Vegas Weekly.  Admission is free.  We do ask that you use the link below to register for the event to ensure there is enough seating for everyone.

Click here to Register for this Free Event

“Past, Present and Future of Historic Preservation in Nevada” is part of the Nevada Preservation Foundation’s ongoing quarterly education series.  Past events have included the “Mid-Century Home” panel discussion hosted by the Neon Museum in May and the “William Krisel, Architect” documentary film viewing and discussion in August.  Coming this February is an “Energy Efficient Historic Windows Workshop”, which will offer a broad range of ideas for efficient, economic and historically accurate windows.  May is Historic Preservation Month, so plan on attending our weekly speaker series, as well as our annual program at the Neon Museum and a special surprise event.

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