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WHAT: In partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Springs Preserve, Vegas PBS will be managing an event, Las Vegas: Snapshots of History, to document photos, slides and negatives of Las Vegas from the 1960s-1990s.

Despite being an era of massive change and development for Las Vegas, there is a noticeable lack of photos representing this time period. With the explosive growth of the population by 300% over these four decades, there is a need for photos of now-demolished properties, housing developments under construction, and any other scenes of what it was like to live in Las Vegas from the 1960s to 1990s.

Members of the community are encouraged to bring in any photos, slides or negatives that meet the above criteria. Please note, not all photos may be chosen. The first 50 people to have their photos selected will receive a free 8 GB flash drive loaded with their digitized images. All photos will be returned at the event.

Las Vegas: Snapshots of History is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit vegaspbs.org/community or email jshell@vegaspbs.org.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Springs Preserve

333 S Valley View Blvd

Las Vegas, NV, 89107

About Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 11 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top three most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, WORLD, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jennifer Bradley

Myles Barker

jenniferbradley@cox.net

mbarker@vegaspbs.org

702.234.9385

702.799.1010 x5452