Event celebrates Las Vegas pioneer Helen J. Stewart

Carson City, NEV. — Nevadans are invited to celebrate the 160th birthday of Helen Stewart at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Saturday, April 12, from 2 to 3 p.m.  Guests are invited to have tea with the “First Lady of Las Vegas” at the oldest social gathering place in southern Nevada.

Dr. Linda Miller, author of the book “Early Las Vegas”, will portray Helen J. Stewart in celebration of her 160th birthday.  After a book signing, Dr. Miller will host a Victorian tea party with birthday cake.  Attendees and the Friends of the Fort can enjoy tea and cake, while learning about “Tea Etiquette” from Betty Miller of the Mesquite Club.  It will be an enjoyable afternoon to honor and celebrate the life of the “First Lady of Las Vegas”.

This is an official Nevada 150 event.  Admission is $1, and children ages 12 and under are free.  The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E. Washington Ave. in Las Vegas.

For more information, please contact the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park office at 702-486-3511, or visit http://friendsofthefort.org/.

To view all the upcoming events for the Nevada 150 celebration, please visit www.nevada150.org.



Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of native and non-native Nevadans alike. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and will conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration on October 31, 2014.


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