Dr. Dydia DeLyser Lecture

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Thursday May 9

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7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

The Neon Museum presents

Hidden in Bright Light:

The Untold History of Neon 

Lecture by Scholar in Residence Dydia DeLyser


Thursday, May 9, 2019

At Ne10 Studio

1001 W. Bonanza Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89106



Doors open at 6:30PM

Free admission


Despite neon’s prevalence in the American landscape, the history of neon signs has remained obscured by myth. This presentation uncovers neon’s real history to reveal its importance in the American landscape and in American communities. Las Vegas, which emerged as a neon city comparatively late, can now play a key role in illuminating neon’s future—in part by preserving its past. 

Dr. Dydia DeLyser is a historical-cultural geographer at California State University, Fullerton. Her work seeks to understand American landscape and culture in the 19th-21st centuries, using both archival and ethnographic methods to explore topics as varied as ghost towns, literary tourism, antique-motorcycle restoration and neon signs. She is currently at work, with her husband Paul Greenstein, on a book about how neon signs transformed the American landscape. 

• ABSOLUTELY no video recording.

• Photography is strictly for personal use only. We allow guests to take photos using only a phone or tabletCameras are not permitted.  No additional photography equipment is permitted (ie: tripods, monopods, reflectors, etc.) 


• ADA service animals are the only animals permitted. 

Note: The lecture will be held at Ne10 Studio, located at 1001 W. Bonanza Rd on the Las Vegas Review-Journal campus, not at the main museum campus.

The Neon Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to reclaiming, restoring and remembering one of Las Vegas’ greatest treasures- its neon signs.