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On this one small cul-de-sac at the Heritage Museum, decades of Las Vegas history are preserved. But be prepared, there are times when the tableaus are a bit too realistic.
This is David Bert with another
stop Along the Way.
Submitted for your approval, Heritage Street at the Clark County Heritage Museum on Bolder Highway in Henderson.
Dawna Jolliff, Curator of Exhibits, Clark County Heritage Museum... "On Heritage Street as you walk into the homes you step back in time, you become part of the exhibit, it's probably one of the few places where you can actually walk into an exhibit and feel like you're part of it. Therefore, you don't feel alienated by the time period, the artifacts... you become part of the exhibit."
Here on Heritage Street Curator of Exhibits Dawna Jolliff has created a microcosm of life in Clark County so realistic that it could be a set for the Twilight Zone. Unlike today's sterile housing developments, in this version of Las Vegas there are no cookie cutter houses. Each of the buildings along this street was constructed during a different decade and occupied somewhere else in Clark County before being moved here. But it's more than the variety of houses that gives this street its character. It's the total package. On the corner is a house constructed in the 1940s. To complete it there's a 1946 Plymouth Coupe parked on the street out front and a Victory Garden in the back. Farther down the road on the right is the old Gourmond House decorated with furnishings from the 50s complete with a 1959 Studebaker Lark under the carport, an excercycle on the porch, and small pink flamingo lawn ornaments. And at the end of this anachronistic cul-de-sac is a small neighborhood park complete with walking paths and a gazebo. As you walk down this street it feels alive even though no one lives here. At least no one that you can talk to.