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March and April Events Postponed

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing our March and April events. ...Read More

Welcome to HENDERSON Civic Center

Newsletter – January, 2020

NEWSLETTER, JANUARY 2020 Coming Attractions: TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020 – Report to Henderson City Council: HHS will present a brief...Read More

Henderson Speaks Event

Henderson Speaks: Drag Racing in Southern Nevada

Henderson Speaks Event Invites you to join us. Drag Racing in Southern Nevada When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Time: Doors...Read More


Welcome to HENDERSON Civic CenterThe city of Henderson Nevada is one of the great untold stories of western expansion. A city built from the imagination of founders who saw potential in the natural resources and uncommon beauty of the landscape and sky, Henderson has a proud and dynamic history. From the founding of Basic Magnesium, Incorporated (BMI) in 1941, a plant that supplied much-needed magnesium ingots to the WWII effort, to its emergence today as the second largest city in Nevada, Henderson has always been ‘a place to call home.’

The Henderson Historical Society (HHS) is a gathering of like-minded individuals who share a deep respect for the city’s history and are actively engaged in protecting the stories, photos, and folklore from Henderson’s past. A virtual, online association, the HHS provides a place for supporters to explore the character, charm, and events that built this great city.

Supported by our Membership, an enthusiastic cadre of volunteers known as the Friends of the HHS, and a variety of Projects & Events, and educational outreach, the HSS provides a unique opportunity to discover the remarkable history of Henderson and the city’s contribution to the growth and development of Nevada.

Our Mission: To foster public awareness and pride and to preserve the history of Henderson, Nevada for future generations.