Las Vegas Centennial Commission to meet Monday vote on major grant to preserve the history of architect and to create a process to fund long form video projects.

Request for funds to preserve work of mid-century Las Vegas architect, and advance plans for grants of documentaries of Las Vegas.

Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial aka the Las Vegas Centennial Commission meets today/Monday,   January 29, 2018.

With its mission, “To preserve and celebrate the history of the people and the history of the City of Las Vegas” the commission review and vote on a request for funds to continue the preservation and public access to the work of the late Hugh E. Taylor

The public meeting, 2 p.m. at Las Vegas City Hall in the city clerk’s conference room on the section floor, the commission will review and take application from Heidi Swank of the Nevada Preservation Foundation for $98,600 for Phase II of the Hugh E. Taylor architect archives project.

Also on the agenda a report and possible action regarding the 2018 Helldorado celebration.  We all remember the Helldorado parades and carnivals started in 1935.

The staff has also been working on a new online film grant application for video projects.  The new grant application is expected to provide a better focus on future   grants.    The commission at its previous public meeting has indicated it plans to be more proactive providing topics for the production of long form video projects.

Link to agenda.

The commission meets quarterly to provide funds to encourage preservation of historic resources in City.

From the preservation and restoration of the 1923 Westside School, to a grant to UNLV to the digitations of the earliest Las Vegas newspapers, which will be on line soon, the commission has funded more than 21-million-dollars in grants focused on education and enhancement of historic in the City of Las Vegas.




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