Notable & Influential Sin City Ladies Part OF Boneyard Tours
In a nod not just to National Women’s History Month but also to the ladies who helped make Las Vegas, well Las Vegas, the Neon Museum is once again updating its Neon Boneyard tours in March to include notable facts about Las Vegas’ most interesting and influential women.
Examples of historic female figures to be featured on Neon Boneyard tours include:
• At the Golden Nugget “1905” sign, which commemorates the year Las Vegas was founded, hear how Helen J. Stewart’s sale of her ranch to William A. Clark, proved instrumental in the establishment of Las Vegas.
• At the Moulin Rouge sign, learn how trailblazing woman sign designer Betty Willis made significant contributions to Las Vegas’ visual landscape. (She would go on eventually to design the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign currently on the Las Vegas Strip.)
• At the sign for the Green Shack restaurant, find out about owner, Mrs. Mattie (Jimmie) Jones and her “spirited” brand of entrepreneurism—prior to opening the Green Shack, she sold bootleg whiskey out of her house.
The Neon Museum offers tours about the history of neon signage in Las Vegas and the various hotels, developers and entertainers associated with them and offers daytime and nighttime hour-long tours.
The cost of the tours are $25 and can be secured in advance (recommended for night tours) at: www.neonmuseum.org.
Phone: (702) 387-6366
Address: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101