Then & Now: The Boneyard by Las Vegas News Bureau and the Neon Museum

Vintage “then” photos of on-site neon signs from the Las Vegas News Bureau, and current “now” photos of marquees on display at the Neon Museum.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's Las Vegas News Bureau and The Neon Museum have come together to present a new spin on the classic concept “Then and Now” by juxtaposing neon signs as they stand today in the Neon Boneyard against their vintage images from the News Bureau’s archive. Standing together these images reveal the impact that neon has had in 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.

November 17 – February 1, 2020

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM