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Henderson Speaks: History of the BMI Plant

Published: November 12, 2018 – | Comments Off on Henderson Speaks: History of the BMI Plant

Join us on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and learn about the History of the BMI Plant

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Henderson Speaks: History of the Henderson Fire Department

Published: August 30, 2018 – | Comments Off on Henderson Speaks: History of the Henderson Fire Department

History of the Henderson Fire Department. Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Doors Open 5:30 P.M. Program begins @ 6:00 P.M.

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History of the Clark County School 
District: From Consolidation in 1956 to Reorganization in 2017.

Published: March 19, 2018 – | Comments Off on History of the Clark County School 
District: From Consolidation in 1956 to Reorganization in 2017.

The panel will focus on the issues that made Consolidation necessary and how continued population growth led to Assembly Bill 469 requiring decentralization of the CCSD, one of the nation’s largest school districts.

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Henderson Speaks: If It Wasn’t for Pittman

Published: January 12, 2018 – | Comments Off on Henderson Speaks: If It Wasn’t for Pittman

The Henderson Town site was not endow with property owners. Hear about the small township of Pittman became the Gateway to Henderson to become a City on April 16, 1953.

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Henderson Speaks: “Growing Up in Henderson. Changes Through the Decades”

Published: October 30, 2017 – | Comments Off on Henderson Speaks: “Growing Up in Henderson. Changes Through the Decades”

Growing Up in Henderson. Changes Through the Decades. Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Nevada State College Theatre

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Henderson Speaks: “A History of Athletics in Henderson: 1943 to 2017”

Published: September 12, 2017 – | Comments Off on Henderson Speaks: “A History of Athletics in Henderson: 1943 to 2017”

The Henderson Historical Society’s next presentation focuses on the history of athletics in Henderson: 1943 to 2017. A temporary WWII defense plant and company town, Henderson was supposed to be recycled.

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UNLV professor recounts historical events leading to today’s Las Vegas

Published: August 26, 2016 – | Comments Off on UNLV professor recounts historical events leading to today’s Las Vegas

Our last Henderson Speaks lecture took place on June 16 and attendees learned some interesting facts. Check it out!

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Annual State of the City Speech

Published: August 26, 2016 – | Comments Off on Annual State of the City Speech

City of Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen referenced the Henderson Historical Society and its founder, Lou La Porta, during his annual

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Railroad building in Nevada.

Space, Business and Triumph of Las Vegas from 1905-1995

Published: May 31, 2016 – | Comments Off on Space, Business and Triumph of Las Vegas from 1905-1995

Dr. Eugene Moehring, will present a brief history of Southern Nevada suitable for a wide range of interests including history fans, teachers and students, area newcomers, and educators seeking help in the certification process.

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Water in the Mojave

Water in the Mojave Desert presentation

Published: July 15, 2015 – | Comments Off on Water in the Mojave Desert presentation

John Entsminger, General Manager of SNWA spoke at the Henderson Historical Society’s February 19, 2015 panel discussion, Water in the Mojave Desert.

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