October 28: Nevada Day activities – book signings, poetry readings and fun, historical presentations about the state

October 28: Nevada Day activities – book signings, poetry readings and fun, historical presentations about the state

Date: October 28, 2016
Time: various times between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
There is no charge to visit the Museum retail store for the book signings.

The Mob Museum will again celebrate Nevada Day on October 28 with history presentations, presentations on law enforcement, poetry readings and book signings with Nevada writers.

A BRIEF LOOK AT NEVADA HISTORY

“A Brief Look at Nevada History” will showcase the experiences, strengths, resilience and personalities of those who made Nevada what it is today. Led by Troy Beals, history professor at the College of Southern Nevada, the presentations will include many of the interesting people and characters that make up the state’s history, including:

  • Sarah Winnemucca fighting for Nevada’s native peoples.
  • Helen Stewart laying the foundation of Las Vegas, a paradise in the desert.
  • 21st century pioneers in green energy and technology.

The presentations will take place from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. in the Oscar B. Goodman room on the Museum’s third floor.

BOOK SIGNINGS WITH NEVADA AUTHORS

Five Nevada authors and historians will sign books in The Mob Museum retail store on October 28. For more information on the books, see the section on authors below.

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Geoff Schumacher, director of content for The Mob Museum and author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Jeff Burbank, content specialist for the Museum and author of Las Vegas Babylon and Lost Las Vegas
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Paul Papa, author of Discovering Vintage Las Vegas
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Su Kim Chung, head of Special Collections Public Services with UNLV Libraries and author of Las Vegas: Then & Now
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: David Schwartz, author of Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas

POETRY READINGS AND REFLECTIONS ON LIFE AS A NEVADA POLICE OFFICER

lt-fagelLt. Harry Fagel, a law enforcement officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as well as poet, will share stories from his work with LVMPD. He also will recite his poetry during his presentation set for noon in the Oscar B. Goodman room on the Museum’s third floor.

Fagel is a Vegas native who writes and performs regularly in the Las Vegas Poetry Scene. In his 20 plus years of performance art he has written two books, Street Talk and Undercover, one chap book Skin and Bones and has released one live CD Wordmurder. He has received a Hilliard Endowment Grant from the University Nevada, Reno.

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