Learn more about Las Vegas modernism with the Home + History Las Vegas event. Comprised of various tours the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2022, Home + History Las Vegas will give attendees a chance to enjoy Las Vegas’ modernism, which the Nevada Preservation Foundation aims to preserve, advocate for, and educate others about. In fact, proceeds from the Home + History Las Vegas event will help support the NPF. Here are some Mid Mod-specific events you can look forward to and buy tickets for!
Tour the Famed Paradise Palms Neighborhood
Paradise Lost? Saturday, Apr. 30 10:30 am-12:30 pm $25
Home + History Las Vegas promotional material describes what you can expect from this tour of Paradise Palms: “Colorful and flamboyant, Paradise Palms is widely celebrated as Las Vegas’ favorite desert modern, residential development! With eye-catching designs and luxe living, the neighborhood proved a natural fit for the midcentury Las Vegas elite. Today, the popularity of the neighborhood continues among architectural and mid century enthusiasts, and its design has largely been attributed to architects Palmer + Krisel of Palms Springs fame…but who was true master behind the plan? Discover this and more on this walking tour.” (Find out more about Paradise Palms here.)
Buy tickets to the Paradise Lost? event here.
Vintage Las Vegas Modernism: Magic Hour Neon Walking Tour
Magic Hour Neon Walking Tour with Richard Hooker, Saturday, Apr. 30 4:30 pm–6:30 pm $35
Enjoy a guided twilight walking tour as the neon lights flicker on. Wear good walking shoes for this two-hour walking tour winding along Fremont Street. The event descriptions promises, “a spirited trek through 50 years of urban electric spectacle [that] weaves together neon architecture, legendary casinos, larger- than-life personalities, and unique histories, creating an enduring story of Las Vegas, old and new.” And you’ll enjoy a Complimentary cocktail at Circa to boot.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Hear about the Hugh Taylor Archives at the Morelli House
Hugh Taylor at The Morelli House: Home Tour and NPF Archive Talk with Dr. Heidi Swank, Saturday, Apr. 30 3:00 pm–5:00 pm $15
See the mid century home of Antonio and Helen Morelli The Nevada Preservation Foundation has 5,000 of mid century architect Hugh Taylor’s architectural drawings. Hear more from “NPF Founding Executive Director Dr. Heidi Swank will kick off this event by sharing a short talk on the progress of the Nevada Preservation Foundation’s Hugh Taylor Archives.”
Purchase tickets here.
Sip a martini while touring an MCM home (or two).
Martini Tour 2022, Saturday 4/30, 7:30pm-10:00pm
The location’s a secret—all will be revealed in time—but all you need to know for know is that there will be martinis and home(s) worth seeing! Oh, and you can keep your martini glass. Reserve your spot for the Martini Tour here!
A go at your own pace tour
Vintage Vegas Home Tour, Sunday 4/1, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Span the gamut of mid century Vegas homes in the Home + History Las Vegas Vintage Home Tour. It’s a drive-yourself and take-your-time tour of four vintage Vegas homes. Find tickets here.
To see a full list of the Home + History Las Vegas offerings and to purchase tickets to individual events, visit the 2022 event website. You might also like Shut The Front Door: 6 MCM Doors We Love and All About Breeze Blocks. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Mid Century Modern inspiration.