Hard Rock Café featured on the Neon Museum’s app.
(Photo courtesy of The Neon Museum)
THE NEON MUSEUM OFFERS CONTENT VIA WEB-BASED APP, YOUTUBE CHANNEL, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURE
While The Neon Museum in Las Vegas experiences its temporary closure due to COVID-19 measures, it offers several ways to #NeonMuseumFromHome and stay engaged including The Neon Museum web-based app, YouTube channel, social media platform, blog and e-newsletter.
The Neon Museum’s free web-based app enables users to learn about select signs housed in the Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. Anyone with a computer or smartphone data plan can access the app via the website at www.neonmuseum.app and use the password NEON to access it.
Comprising photos, text and audio narration, the museum’s app spotlights 25 of the collection’s most popular artifacts and pieces from Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum. Beginning with the La Concha visitor’s center itself, a classic example of the roadside Googie architecture designed by pioneering African American architect Paul Revere Williams, the app also includes fun facts, history and anecdotes about the following signs: Hard Rock Café guitar, Golden Nugget, Moulin Rouge, Fitzgerald’s, Sassy Sally’s, Yucca Motel, Nevada Motel, Chief Hotel Court, Steiner Cleaners, Doc & Eddy’s, the Red Barn, Anderson Dairy, Green Shack, Treasure Island, Wedding Information, Aladdin, Jerry’s Nugget, Stardust, Riviera, Frontier, La Concha sign and Ugly Duckling.
To watch videos of The Neon Museum’s signs and exhibits, including features on Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum and “Strings Of Neon,” the Hard Rock Café Guitar restoration documentary, visit the museum’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3a8SUlK.
Users interested in learning more about the signs may access The Neon Museum blog here https://bit.ly/2UpUadt. The blog includes articles dedicated to a variety of topics, including “Lost Signs of Las Vegas,” “How Many Signs Light Up?” and “Days of Luxor Past: The Neon Museum’s Most Enigmatic Sign.”
For ongoing communication from The Neon Museum, sign up to receive e-newsletters with the latest news from The Neon Museum, go to https://bit.ly/2xX7qyN.
Finally, for daily dispatches (and timely memes) from The Neon Museum, follow The Neon Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and comment using #NeonMuseumFromHome.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in