Civil War currency display at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkLAS VEGAS, Nev.–Join Peter Huntoon, one of the country’s most respected bank-note researchers, authors and collectors, at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on March 25, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. to speak about Civil War currency.

Live accordion music will be performed by Dean Burt, while you enjoy refreshments.

Civil War currency will be on display from March 24 through April 3, 2008, courtesy of Sahara Coin.

Entrance fee to the park includes all of the featured program activities and is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, ages 6 through 12. Children under 6 are free.

Join us for a continuing celebration of history at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave. in Las Vegas.

The park is open 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Call 702-486-3511 for more information.

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is dedicated to the first permanent, non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley—a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. They successfully farmed the area by diverting water from the creek. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, with 12 informational displays.

Other portions of the original walls have been reconstructed in their historic location, and a modern visitor’s center features more extensive history and an ongoing focus on historic interpretation. The park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue, and is open year-round.

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