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Oral History Research Center

Panel Discussion at NEON Museum

By Tom Sommer on May 20, 2013 11:35 AM | Permalink

On Thursday, May 23, the Neon Museum will host a special program commemorating the 58th anniversary of the opening of Las Vegas’ famed Moulin Rouge Casino.  Las Vegas filmmaker Stan Armstrong will screen portions of his latest project, the documentary titled “The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge.” Stan will also serve on the panel with Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, and others that may include Katherine Joseph and Jerushia McDonald. Dr. Michael Green, professor of history, College of Southern Nevada, will serve as the panel moderator.

The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. with the panelists for Neon Museum members only. Doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

African American Collaborative Project - Town Hall Meeting

By Tom Sommer on May 1, 2013 3:08 PM | Permalink

The African American Collaborative Project is holding the third in a series of three Town Hall Meetings on Saturday, 11 May 2013. This meeting will be held at the West Las Vegas Library (951 W. Lake Mead) from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The goal of this project is to collect oral interviews, photographs, and manuscript materials depicting the overarching, pivotal experiences of blacks in Las Vegas.

Please join us for a few hours to:

-tell stories
-share photos from your personal collection
-test your knowledge of historical facts
-enjoy light refreshments
-give us names of people who have materials and/or stories about the black experience in Las Vegas.