Bright Lights in the Desert: The Latter-day Saints of Las Vegas


Feb. 2, 2021, 3pm to 4pm

Office/Remote Location



This William R. Eadington Fellow colloquium will highlight the influence and history of Latter-day Saints in Las Vegas from their settlement at the old Mormon Fort in 1855 until the erection of their temple in 1989.

Guest Speaker: Fred Woods, Ph.D., Professor, Brigham Young University

The William R. Eadington Fellowship program is sponsored by the UNLV Center for Gaming Research in the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and funds scholarly research into our collections on gaming and Las Vegas.


Free and open to all.

Admission Information

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Contact Information

Su Kim Chung

External Sponsor

UNLV Center for Gaming Research

University Libraries

UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives