May Members Meeting

Thursday, May 19 is the next meeting of the Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas. We will meet at the Museum (309 S. Valley View Blvd) at 2:30 PM (doors open at 2 PM). Join us – all are welcome!

Our guest speaker is Carson Fehner, the park interpreter at the Old Mormon Fort State Historic Park. Carson, with his immense background and knowledge of the park, will certainly be able to tell us all we want to know about the park and its history. This promises to be an interesting and enlightening discussion.

The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, the first permanent, non-native settlement in the Las Vegas Valley, features the historic remains of an adobe fort built by missionaries along a spring-fed creek in 1855. The creek, the only free-flowing water for miles around, provided irrigation for fields and orchards and the 150 foot-square outpost served as a way station for travelers. Today the park is located in what is now Downtown Las Vegas and contains the oldest standing structure in the state and a visitor center with exhibits and photos that illustrate the history of the site. The talk will offer a broad overview of the site’s history, an examination of prominent historical themes at the park, and a brief summation of what visitors can see there today.

Please join us On May 19! ALL VISITORS ARE WELCOME!