Explore the Vegas “Age of Atomic Tourism” in New Exhibit
The Museum of Gaming History opens exhibit at National Atomic Testing Museum
“You’ll have a Blast in Las Vegas!” The latest Museum of Gaming History (MoGH) exhibit gives visitors a glimpse at how the gaming industry of Las Vegas used the fascination of A-bomb nuclear testing in the 1950s as a tourist attraction. In addition to the “atomic tourism” decade, the exhibits three kiosks also chronicle how casinos cashed in on the country’s 1960s obsession with UFOs, Area 51 and alien pop culture, as well as the Star Trek space travel fascination of the 1970s and 1980s to attract visitors. The unique exhibit is on display at the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM).
The National Atomic Testing Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a national science, history and educational foundation that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The museum is located at 755 E. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas.
The Museum of Gaming History utilizes a novel concept that offers a unique way for casino history enthusiasts to explore more of Las Vegas, while viewing it through the lens of the city’s past. The MoGH currently sponsors eight unique gaming memorabilia exhibits located all over town. Dubbed the “Trail of the MoGH”, visitors can learn more about the other Museum of Gaming History exhibits at http://museumofgaminghistory.org/mogh.php?p=exhibit. The MoGH is an educational project of the Casino Collectables Association, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) club devoted to the fast-growing hobby of collecting casino memorabilia and preserving gaming history.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF GAMING HISTORY
The Museum of Gaming History is an educational project of the Casino Collectables Association, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) club devoted to the fast-growing hobby of collecting casino memorabilia. With the mission of preserving gaming history, the Museum of Gaming History is currently an expanding series of kiosk exhibits in Las Vegas located within The El Cortez and Plaza casinos, the Nevada State, Mob and National Atomic Testing Museums and Spinettis Gaming Supplies. A single permanent location is the ultimate goal. Learn more about all eight Museum of Gaming History exhibits, dubbed the “Trail of the MoGH”, at http://museumofgaminghistory.org/mogh.php?p=exhibit.
Editor’s note: The Casino Collectables Association is the dba of the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club.