October Events! Scroll Down as we have many events this month that you won't want to miss!
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Saturday, Oct. 20th
The Pioneering Women of Southern Nevada Aviation
In Memory of Aviatrix, Florence Murphy
Women in Southern Nevada were at the forefront of aviation in those early days. Florence Murphy learned to fly and fell in love with airplanes. She and her husband, Red opened Sky Haven Airport on Dec. 7, 1941 and Florence went on train pilots at the old Gunnery School during WWII. After the War, she became Vice-President of Bonanza Airlines. She finally sold Sky Haven Airport to her good friend, Howard Hughes, in the mid-1960s
Peg Crockett and her husband George started Alamo Airways in the early 1940s which was located near where McCarren Airport is today.
Marie McMillan, former Test Site worker and widow of Civil Rights Activist, Dr. James McMillan, is the fastest woman alive. She has the most aviation speed records and has logged thousands and thousands of miles in the sky.
Billy Bates was a young woman living in Boulder City when she became the General Manager for the Boulder City Airport.
Come hear the stories and learn about this underappreciated part of the Las Vegas history.
Saturday, Oct. 20th
Clark County Museum
1850 S. Boulder Highway
Reception is at 1:00 pm.
Discussion is at 2:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This event made possible, in part, by the support of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors and Pinto Aviation!
Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Entertainers of Classic Las Vegas
Nevada State Museum
700 Twin Lakes Drive
Admission $3.00 (Museum members no charge)
Reception is at 6:00 pm
Roundtable is at 7:00
Join the man of a 1,000 voices, Bill Acosta and the legendary Pete Barbutti along with some very special guests as they talk about playing Vegas from the 1950s to today. Find out how things have changed and why they loved playing Vegas back in the day!
Sunday, Oct. 28th
Dr. Lonnie Hammergren's Nevada Day Celebration
4318 Ridgecrest (cross streets are Flamingo and Sandhill)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dr. Lonnie opens up his home to celebrate Nevada Day and offers tours of his home and his massive collection of Nevada History.
Tours will be given!
Friends of Classic Las Vegas will have a room where you can come and learn more about the group. Collector Carey Burke will have some of his epherma collection on display, Allen Sandquist will have some of his postcard collection on display and we will be there to answer any questions and hand out brochures on how you can become a Friend of Classic Las Vegas.
We will also being have an hourly raffle of unique baskets of Las Vegas history as well as face painting and other fun activities so be sure to join us at Dr. Lonnie's on Oct. 28th.