Moulin Rouge artifacts exhibition
The Neon Museum recently partnered with The Museum of Gaming History for a new exhibit of artifacts from the Moulin Rouge Casino and Hotel, the first major racially integrated gaming property that also played a crucial role in ending segregation in Las Vegas.
Located in the La Concha Visitors’ Center, the exhibit includes artifacts such as promotional materials, gaming chips, souvenirs, dinnerware and postcards, all providing a glimpse into the groundbreaking property that made history when it opened. It was also the location of a pivotal civil rights meeting in March 1960 that led to the beginning of the end of segregation in hotels and casinos.
The exhibition is scheduled to be on display until August.
Museum staff participate in discussion
Education team members Emily Fellmer and Jo Russ were recently invited to share The Neon Museum's history, preservation stories and an overview of its unique artist residency programs in conjunction with the “Stirring Glows” exhibition of neon artists hosted at UrbanGlass, a New York City-based nonprofit that fosters experimentation and advances the use of glass as a creative medium.
My Las Vegas story videos now available
The Neon Museum’s annual "My Las Vegas" storytelling program for local Title I elementary schools went virtual this year. The museum partnered with esteemed storyteller Binnie Tate Wilkin to produce three short videos for different grade levels.
Educators and parents can access these free educational videos by visiting this link.
This program is generously sponsored in part by the NV Energy Foundation.
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