Signage in the Neon Boneyard at The Neon Museum.
(Photo courtesy of The Neon Museum)
THE NEON MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOW
MATCHING DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL FUND
–The Neon Museum has announced that its annual fund drive is now underway, with a special incentive to donate this month. Through September 30, The Neon Museum Board of Trustees will match every dollar contributed — up to a total of $30,000.
The Neon Museum Annual Fund provides ongoing, unrestricted operating support to the Museum. A donation to the Annual Fund enables the museum to stay open to the public and to continue to provide educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment to visitors from around the world.
The collection of signs at The Neon Museum chronicles the rich history of Las Vegas, with the Neon Boneyard providing a transformative space where signs play the role of storyteller, reminding visitors of years past. Contributions help preserve the museum’s unique Las Vegas art form for future generations.
“Our annual fund is crucial for growth of the museum and we are grateful for the opportunity to double your donations with the help from our Board of Trustees,” said The Neon Museum’s president and chief executive officer, Rob McCoy.
Although the Trustees’ match will conclude at the end of September, the Annual Fund drive will continue into the fall, McCoy noted.
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; 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. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas.