The Neon Museum presents: "Hidden in Bright Light: The Untold History of Neon", a lecture by Scholar in Residence Dr. Dydia DeLyser.
Despite neon’s prevalence in the American landscape, the history of neon signs has remained obscured by myth. This presentation uncovers neon’s real history to reveal its importance in the American landscape and in American communities. Las Vegas, which emerged as a neon city comparatively late, can now play a key role in illuminating neon’s future—in part by preserving its past.
Dr. Dydia DeLyser is a historical-cultural geographer at California State University, Fullerton. Her work seeks to understand American landscape and culture in the 19th-21st centuries, using both archival and ethnographic methods to explore topics as varied as ghost towns, literary tourism, antique-motorcycle restoration and neon signs. She is currently at work, with her husband Paul Greenstein, on a book about how neon signs transformed the American landscape.
When: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free but space is limited. Reserve your tickets.