Boulevard of Dreams: The Early History of the Las Vegas Strip

Boulevard of Dreams: The Early History of the Las Vegas Strip

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 2-3 p.m. in the Oscar B. Goodman Room
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission

The Las Vegas Strip has become a world-famous tourist destination—boasting some of the city’s finest resorts, restaurants, entertainment and more. But how did this exciting landmark come to be? Historian Lynn Zook will offer insights into the legendary (and notorious) visionaries who built the first 11 hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as discuss the unique story behind each of these historic establishments.

Zook will shed light on:

• The origins of the Strip
• How it has evolved
• And much more

After the program, Zook will sign copies of her book, Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip, 1930-1955.

This event is now sold out.

 

 

Featured Speaker

Lynn M. Zook  

Lynn M. Zook


Lynn M. Zook grew up in Las Vegas during a mythic time when legendary entertainers performed regularly in town. Large neon signs proclaimed who was appearing in the showrooms up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip. The history of her adopted hometown has always been important to her and she has strived to preserve it through her historic preservation projects and writings. She conducted over 100 oral histories with long-time Las Vegans, created a first-person documentary of the town’s history, and worked with others to save the Las Vegas she knew. She now shares that history through her blog, ClassicLasVegas.com, and through her books.