June Events at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Old Fort Tours – Join a park ranger for a tour of the birthplace of Las Vegas. This guided walk-through covers the timeline of settlement on the site and includes a discussion of historical visuals, artifacts and natural resources.
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
History Talk: OD Gass and His Era – Octavius Decatur Gass, who owned and worked the Los Vegas Rancho from 1865 to 1881, is a perfect example of the economic optimism and adventurous spirit that characterized the American experience in the 19th century. Learn about the life and times of this fascinating rancher, prospector, legislator, and entrepreneur, and the grand plans he had for developing the region.
WHEN: Saturday June 10, 11 a.m.
Music of the Era – For decades, music has been a very important aspect of social life at the Old Fort. Join the Nevada Old Time Fiddlers for a live performance that will include famous pioneer songs as well as some songs that were popular when Helen J. Stewart owned the site.
WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Native American Basket Craft – Southern Nevada has a rich history of beautiful Native American baskets, and now you can make your own basket replica using a paper cup and raffia. This self-guided activity is meant for children 11 and younger, but many adults will also enjoy this craft.
WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E Washington Ave. Las Vegas NV 89101. Admission is $1.00 per person for ages 13 and older, kids 12 and younger are free. (Cash or check only)