“Huntridge Through the Decades” Exhibit Opening Reception

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Nevada State Museum (June 16, 2016) – The Huntridge Foundation presents the grand opening reception for “Huntridge Through the Decades: A Close-Up of the Iconic People’s Theatre” exhibit at Nevada State Museum. The new exhibit will take its place within the 70,000 square foot museum alongside impressive displays of fossils, caves, and classic Las Vegas glitz, all of which celebrate and display influential pieces of Nevada’s unique history.

The Huntridge Theatre is an essential piece of our state’s cultural heritage. Listed on both the State and National Registers of historic places, the Huntridge Theatre opened in Downtown Las Vegas in 1944.

During its illustrious 60 years of operation, the Theatre hosted many iconic arts and cultural celebrations.

The exhibit, funded by Nevada Humanities, will run from June 16 through August 31, and will serve to remind the community about the Huntridge Theatre’s role in Las Vegas history, allowing people to recognize and appreciate its important legacy. Attendees will discover decades of theater memorabilia, including former furnishings from the Huntridge Theatre, such as original 1944 theater seats, and concert fliers from the heavy alternative rock era of the 90s.The exhibit will also feature a series of intriguing memories from longtime Las Vegans such as Senator Richard Bryan to former stage hand Jenn O. Cide, who frequented the theatre in its varying forms throughout the years.

The grand opening reception is open to the public and will take place at Nevada State Museum located at 309 S. Valley View Blvd. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16th, and light refreshments will be served.

The Huntridge Foundation

The Huntridge Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization registered in the State of Nevada. The mission of The Huntridge Foundation is to preserve the architectural integrity, history, and culture of the Huntridge Theatre and the surrounding community.

The Huntridge Foundation actively seeks keepsakes including written or verbal memories, video footage, or photos to contribute to its Memory Project. The ongoing collection of hundreds of artifacts shared by former theatre performers, patrons, and employees celebrates memories and inspires future plans for the theatre, representing the community and paying homage to the historic building.

For more information, to donate, or to contribute to the cause, visit http://thehuntridgefoundation.org and email thehuntridgefoundation@gmail.com. ‘Like’ The Huntridge Foundation on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

EVENT CONTACT:

Melissa Clary

The Huntridge Foundation Program Contact thehuntridgefoundation@gmail.com

702.277.4566

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