Henderson Historical Society to Host Third “Henderson Speaks” Event Featuring Nevada Pioneers and Four Interactive Activities.
April 1st, 2014

BLM_Hisoric(Henderson NV) – The Henderson Historical Society (HHS) will host its third “Henderson Speaks” event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the James I. Gibson Library in Henderson.

The lecture panel recalling events in the town’s history will feature the following presenters: Duane Laubach-real estate industry; John “Jack” Jeffrey-past Henderson City Council member and Nevada assemblyman; Colleen McGinty-former office manager for the Clark County School District; and Robert Groesbeck-former mayor of the City of Henderson. 

The event will also include a Name That Photo segment with a trove of historic photos from the city, library, Historical Society, and Clark County Museum each with a story to tell; as well as a sit down with Lou LaPorta of HHS, and Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm of Henderson Libraries where guests can record a short story that preserves a memory of Henderson’s golden past.

Also in this area of the library, Nevada State College will be gathering stories about Hooverville encampments, Carver Park, Victory Village, Magnesium Maggies and PEPCON. The Clark County School District will be present and gathering stories that help tell the History of Music instruction in the Henderson schools.

Lou LaPorta, president of the HHS, looks forward to the event and says, “We have had much success with our lecture series thus far, and look forward to this particular event, which we have added interactive elements to.” He goes on, “This lectures will give guests the chance to get an inside look into this town’s intriguing history, as well as say hello to Henderson folks they may not have seen in a while.”

The event is free of charge and open to the public and will take place at the James I. Gibson Library on 100 West Lake Mead Drive in Henderson. For more information, visit www.HendersonHistoricalSociety.org.


Henderson Historical Society

The Henderson Historical Society seeks to foster public awareness and pride, and to preserve the history of Henderson, Nevada for future generations. The HHS is an online, virtual historical society, which also engages in traditional fundraising, town tours and outreach events. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, the HHS is committed to sharing and preserving Henderson’s heritage.