Henderson Libraries presents city’s past through modern technology

New digital collection includes all 58 years of the Henderson Home News

HENDERSON, Nev. – Henderson has a storied past and together with the Greenspun Media Group, the city of Henderson, and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Henderson Libraries has catalogued the city’s history online in several new digital collections at digitalcollections.mypubliclibrary.com.

“Henderson has grown significantly over the past few decades,” said Tom Fay, executive director for Henderson Libraries. “Most of our residents weren’t here to experience the many events that made Henderson what it is today. As Henderson’s library district, we’re pleased to be able to offer them that history in the form of this new collection of digital archives.”

Newspaper clippings about the city ofHenderson, photos and newsletters from Basic Magnesium, Incorporated (BMI),WomensCare Magazine,SouthernNevadamaps and other tokens of Henderson memories can be viewed on the site. All issues of the Henderson Home News, Henderson’s community newspaper, which operated from 1951 to 2009, also are available and fully searchable.

“The city ofHendersonis proud to participate in this project that documents the development ofHendersonand how we are striving to becomeAmerica’s premier community,” said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “This city has a rich history and this collection enables our residents to learn more about the community they call home.”

The Greenspun family has a vested interest in preserving the city’s history. The late Hank Greenspun, the family’s patriarch, published the first edition of the Las Vegas Sun in 1950.

“With digital archiving, Henderson Libraries have reaffirmed and broadened their role as a modern information source for our community,” said Bruce Spotleson, group publisher for Greenspun Media. “As a leader in interactive media, Greenspun Media Group has been proud to be associated with this intensive project to make information accessible.”

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of  Higher Education, the Clark CountySchool Districtand all other libraries around the state to provide quality service forNevada’s residents.

For additional information on Henderson Libraries and/or the digital collection, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6581.

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