The party is over….for 2019 – See you next year! Nevada Preservation Foundation’s annual Home & History event was a sold-out wild success…AGAIN!
NPF’s mission is to preserve and revitalize historic buildings and places in Nevada and to cultivate a presence around cultural heritage and tourism. Retention and restoration of the local built environment fosters not only a sense of place but also helps to build an engaged community for residents and visitors alike. They know that preserving our Las Vegas area buildings is as much about our collective history as it is about strengthening neighborhoods, creating jobs, diversifying tourism, and boosting conservation.
They accomplish this through with their efforts in preservation, education and advocacy.
This is the 3rd year I have been involved in providing photography for this event which is a great creative burst of people, homes and social enthusiasm for vintage Las Vegas. My parent company, North Star Multimedia has the opportunity to provide the event swag and assist in much of the professionally printed products that are required for an event of this magnitude. The most significant by-product of this “gig” is learning, seeing and capturing some amazing history in Las Vegas that transcends from the dust of the desert to all reaches of the US of A and internationally. PEOPLE LOVE THIS! Young hipsters right along-side well worn loafers that remember “back in the day”…
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. John Steinbeck
IMHO critical mass and success for any event is the volunteers. This particular event durated and hosted by Executive Director Heidi Swank and her All-Star Management team; they have developed and delivered equal scope and tourism recruitment value similar to Palm Springs and other similar events across the country. Passion drives success!
Home & History Las Vegas provides numerous events that include walking tours, bus tours, educational (and, entertaining) presentations, social events and event shopping this year partnered with the Dolphin Promotions and their Vintage Vegas Modernism show.
Revivals + Ranches: A Stroll through Time
As the event photographer, I am tasked with capturing many of the individual events. Friday mid-morning began with a Walking tour of “Revivals + Ranches” walking through Las Vegas’ 1st historic district. This 2-hour guided walking tour weaves through time, featuring popular styles of residential architecture from the 1930s – 1950s.