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Panel with Jack Jeffrey-Labor Union Leader and City/ State Government Official

The evening of Saturday February 26, 2014 featured a panel with Jack Jeffrey-Labor Union Leader and City/ State Government Official as well as Duane Laubach, real estate industry, Colleen McGinty- Management of Henderson Public Schools and Former Henderson Mayor Robert Groesbeck.  Here is a link to the video:   

10-11-2013 The Economic Impact of the Henderson Industrial Plants on Southern Nevada and Race Relations at the World War II-era BMI Plants

Video recorded by Anne Marie Hamilton- Brehm for HDPL. Speakers were former Nevada State Archivist Guy Rocha, former Governor and U. S. Senator Richard Bryan, and former Nevada State Senator Joe Neal. Program was moderated by Dr. Peter La Chapelle, Associate Professor of History, Nevada State College.

2-15-13 History Repeats Itself

A panel discussion featuring Henderson Business Pioneer William Boyd, former Henderson Mayor, James Gibson, and former member of the Henderson City Councilman, Lou LaPorta. 

4-21-12 Henderson Speaks

A video remembering the first public event of the Henderson Historic Society, held at the Gibson Library around the time of Heritage Days in 2012. Henderson Department of Public Libraries (HDPL) staff video recorded the event showing candid pictures of the crowd and a great display of the collected memorabilia of Henderson Historical Society members and community supporters. Tom Fay, Director of HDPL in 2012 introduced the key people in the audience that evening including Andy Hafen. Mr. Fay spoke about the founding of Henderson Historical Society and the partnership of HDPL and HHS. He recognized Lou LaPorta, Henderson pioneer and founder of HHS. Mr. LaPorta spoke to the gathering about the goals of the organization and the importance of collecting and preserving the history of Henderson and he introduced Rick Watson, HHS member who spoke about how to become a member of HHS and told about upcoming events to spread the word about.