|LAS VEGAS NEON MUSEUM PREVIEW
Preserving Las Vegas History for Our Future is what the nonprofit Neon
Museum organization in Las Vegas is all about.
Their mission states: "We collect, preserve, study and exhibit neon signs and
associated artifacts to inspire educational and cultural enrichment for diverse
members of our international community."
Their work is divided into three areas:
The Fremont Street "Galleries"
The Neon Museum officially "opened" with the installation of its first
refurbished sign, The Hacienda Horse and Rider, on November 15, 1996 at
the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont Street. Today ten
refurbished signs can be seen 24 hours a day 7 days a week in outdoor
"galleries". The first gallery is located in front of Neonopolis on the south side
near the Horse and Rider and the other is on the 3rd Street cul-de-sac
adjacent to The Fremont Street Experience canopy.
The Neon Boneyard
The organization keeps a collection of non-restored historic signs on a 3 acre
site in Las Vegas. A core collection of signs from the Young Electric Sign
Company (YESCO) was moved there for the museum's future use. Signs
chosen for the collection by their Board of Directors are also brought there by
individuals, businesses and other sign companies.
The Neon Boneyard is not yet open to the public, but can be accessed by the
media, film crews researchers and special groups by appointment. Associated
usage and tour fees apply. Qualified individuals may contact them with your
project summary for more information.
Guided Tours are available on a very limited basis for groups. Call (702)
The Living Museum Project
The Neon Museum is working to ensure that today's working neon signs will
be protected when removed from their sites. Sign owners are asked to
promise their signs to The Neon Museum for future use.
Downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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