Noted Southern Nevada Historian to Turn Back Clock 100 Years, Fifth Annual Henderson Speaks to feature Dr. Eugene Moehring

by Robyn Campbell-Ouchida
(Henderson, NV)

Not many people are aware that Southern Nevada was little more than a dusty whistle stop in 1905.

However, a land auction on May 15 of that year formally established the modern Las Vegas Valley and paved the way for the incredible growth that has continued since.

Attend the fifth annual Henderson Speaks event to hear Dr. Eugene Moehring’s perspective on 100 years of phenomenal growth and change.

Celebrated author and UNLV professor Moehring will present an in-depth history of Southern Nevada suitable for a wide range of interests, including history fans, teachers, students, and area newcomers. Moehring’s lecture will be capped by a question and answer period, where the audience is encouraged to inquire about stories regarding Southern Nevada’s colorful past.

This event is free and open to the public. Voluntary donations will be accepted to help with the Henderson Historical Society’s future programming.

SPEAKER: Dr. Eugene Moehring, Professor of History,
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas

TOPIC: Space, Business and Triumph of Las Vegas From 1905-1995

WHEN: June 16, 2016
Doors open at 5:45 p.m., with lecture beginning at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: CSN-College of Southern Nevada, Henderson Campus Caesar J. Caviglia Academic Building/John C. Kish Auditorium
700 College Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89002

A specialist in urban history, Moehring has also taught courses in business history, the United States since 1920, Nevada history, and the history of science. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published five books.

Formally instituted in 2011, the Henderson Historical Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering public awareness and pride and to preserve the history of Henderson, Nevada for future generations. For more information and to become a member, please visit Henderson Historical Society.

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