Then and Now: The Neon Boneyard, curated by Kelli Luchs of the Las Vegas News Bureau and Derek Weis of the Neon Museum, juxtaposes the brilliant neon signs, as they stand today in the Neon Boneyard, against their vintage images from the News Bureau’s archive. These images reveal the impact of neon on Las Vegas from its early days to the present. This innovative look at the history of Las Vegas highlights the origins of the city’s signs and their ever-evolving styles and architecture.
Since 1947, the Las Vegas News Bureau has captured the sights and sounds of the city, and has played a unique role in promoting Las Vegas by capturing unforgettable images on film. The Bureau supports the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s marketing efforts by photographing and filming concerts, sports events, and red carpets and distributing the images to news media around the world. The collection is shared with the public through community exhibitions year round.
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.
On exhibit at Whitney Library from June 24 through August 24, 2021.
Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM