Clark County Museum to preserve memorials, tributes from 1 October shooting
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Two weeks ago, the Las Vegas valley changed forever.
Whatever your emotion during or after the tragedy known as 1 October — either fear, anger, sadness or even hope in the wake of the tragedy — it has manifested itself in physical form on the Las Vegas Strip.
The white crosses and candles at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign has become a healing bandage over our collective scar.
For Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, it’s that image — the one of people mourning and giving — that will be the enduring one.
“The things I remember are the response from police and fire and average citizens and how they respond,” Gibson said Sunday. “That’s what overtakes you when you think about it, and that — I think — has already overtaken people.”
It was announced last week that the Clark County Museum will collect the tributes left in public rights of way in response to the 1 October incident so that they can be preserved and catalogued.
The 30-acre museum is located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway.
Those interested in donating 1 October artifacts to the museum should email the museum at cynthia.sanford@ClarkCountyNV.gov.