In honor of the Neon Museum’s 10th anniversary at its current site, the city of Las Vegas Wednesday issued a special proclamation honoring the institution. Councilman Cedric Crear presented the proclamation to executive director Aaron Berger at the Neon Boneyard, home of the museum’s neon sign collection on Las Vegas Boulevard.
“The Neon Museum brings great distinction and honor to Ward 5 and all of Las Vegas,” said Crear at the ceremony. “As a Las Vegas native, I applaud the Museum’s commitment to telling the stories of our city’s history – including those stories that might be lesser known, like the civil rights effort in Las Vegas or the unique cultural contributions of community members. These are important historical stories for us to celebrate and for people to hear, now and for generations to come. I congratulate the Museum on its 10-year anniversary and look forward to supporting its future endeavors.”
“Receiving this recognition from the city of Las Vegas and Councilman Crear is a great honor, because The Neon Museum would not exist had it not been for the support and efforts of the city,” Berger said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have our city leadership partner with us to preserve, present, and educate locals and visitors about the history of our great city.”
The Neon Museum October 28 will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a ticketed event at Jungle Palace, the private estate of former Las Vegas illusionists Siegfried & Roy. The formal affair includes guided tours inside the home led by Siegried & Roy company and crew members. The evening will include an appearance of the duo’s stage partner and friend, Lynette Chappell, known as The Evil Queen. Chappell will share stories and anecdotes about the lives of Siegfried & Roy, with other friends and colleagues also participating.