AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the Clark County Museum to check out their new exhibit “How We Mourned: Selected Artifacts from the October 1 Memorials.” In a time of great grief after the Route 91 concert shooting, the world mourned with Las Vegas and Clark County. Residents and visitors alike left objects at makeshift memorials, including ones at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and at Reno Street. These objects were eventually collected and brought to the Clark County Museum to be documented and preserved. While the process is not complete, with the help of many volunteers and staff, more than 12,000 artifacts have been cataloged to date. One year after the tragic event, the Clark County Museum will highlight the strength of our community by hosting a new temporary exhibit from Friday, Sept. 28 through Feb. 24, 2019. A selection of the items left at the memorials will make up the exhibit, including flags, stuffed animals, rosaries, artificial flowers, signs, letters, banners, candles, art works, and a portion of a large Hawaiian lei that was left to promote world peace.
Visit the Clark County Museum at 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada. For more information, visit http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/clark-county-museum.aspx