Lecture Series Part 1 “Hidden History”

All lectures in the series are held at Paseo Verde Libray.

February 15th, 2pm-4pm

Who was John Howell?

Nathan Harper, a Springs Preserve Archaeologist/SNWA, will be discussing, John Howell and his contribution as a Pioneer of Las Vegas. Howell came to Southern Nevada from North Carolina sometime before 1870. He worked as a teamster, miner, and rancher throughout Southern Nevada. We follow John Howell’s history from El Dorado Canyon to the Springs Preserve and the Amargosa Valley.

Lecture Series Part 2 “Hidden History”

All lectures in the series are held at Paseo Verde Libray.

March 14th, 11am -1pm

The Mob in Las Vegas: The Men, the Myths, the Legends

History Professor Troy Beals will be reviewing stories, myths, and history to uncover the significance of the Mob in Las Vegas. This is a lecture you can’t refuse. Q&A to follow.

April 17th, 12pm-2pm

Strange Tales from the Nevada Test Site

Joseph Kent, Director of Education for the National Atomic Testing Museum will be sharing wacky, wild, and downright weird stories of the Nevada Test Site, now known as the Nevada National Security Site. It was home to 928 nuclear weapons tests from 1951 to 1992. Specifics about each test are easy to find, but what about the wacky, the wild, and the downright weird stories of the Nevada Test Site? During Kent’s presentation, he will weave tales about irradiated ashtrays, atomic livestock, and much more.

Living Grace Homes (Part 1)

Over the last 13 years, Living Grace Homes has provided a safe home for almost 500 homeless pregnant and parenting young women. With an emphasis on legal, medical, education, and employment, so they have a foundation to face the world and provide a safe, sustainable future for themselves and their children.

Living Grace Homes (Part 2)

Living Grace Homes was honored by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year, 2019. This honor comes to us in our season of planting the seeds for our garden of growth to work toward a larger facility so we can help more young women. This will take time and partners like you, who embrace the desire to make a difference. The need is crucial. Our Valley is undergoing exponential growth. There are more than 5,500 homeless or displaced teens right now. Many are young ladies who are pregnant and roaming the streets with no one and nowhere to go. Living Grace Homes is missioned to be their safe haven.

March 5th, 2020 Garden of Hope Gala 2020

Dragon Ridge Country Club

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Honoring Henderson Mayor Debra March

Keynote Speaker: Trish Nash, Signature Gallery of Home