Las Vegas, NV 89101
Reclaim. Restore. Remember.
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is available for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs.
Dedicated individuals from the private sector, as well as corporate and government entities, worked collaboratively to promote the preservation of these national treasures as significant pieces of artistic and historical importance. Each sign in The Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made, and the role it played in Las Vegas’ distinctive history.
In addition, The Neon Museum collection chronicles changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930s to the present day.
Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the Museum’s ongoing projects.
COMING IN OCTOBER:
Duck Duck Shed: Celebrating Las Vegas Architecture, Design, and Culture—the latest offering from The Neon Museum, and it’s a long overdue celebration of Las Vegas architecture, design, and culture. From October 27 – 30, the city will be “buzzing” with the kind of activities that only The Neon Museum can create.
The unique name of this very special set of events comes from the architecturally significant book Learning From Las Vegas, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Still used today in architecture classrooms, it classifies buildings as ‘Ducks’ and ‘Decorated Sheds.’ Want to know more on this? We have a session that focuses on it!
Interested in finding the hidden Berlin Wall installation in downtown Las Vegas? We have a walking tour planned for that! Want to better understand how casinos are designed to be inviting and all-encompassing spaces? Yes, there’s a session!
Perhaps you’d like to hear an acclaimed author discuss Las Vegas Modernism? We have nothing less than the esteemed Alan Hess!
And if you wish to examine the growth of Las Vegas from a vantage point like no other — well, we actually have a helicopter for that. We’re not kidding!
With three dozen individual programs, there’s a great deal of fun awaiting you. Our partner hotels have provided the most amazing rates in the city – and there are options for every budget.
Join history lovers, Las Vegas enthusiasts, and self-proclaimed architecture nerds for the inaugural Duck Duck Shed!
Learn more here at duckduckshed.com