In 1991 the property was acquired by the Nevada State Parks and named the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park.
Chartered with the State of Nevada in 1983, the Friends of the Fort desired to lease the “Old Mormon Fort” from the City of Las Vegas and raise the awareness of the public to the historical importance of the structure. They reopened the Fort and provided educational tours of the site and lobbyed the state to recognize it’s place in our history.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Friends of The Fort is three-fold:
1) to assist the State of Nevada and staff of The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park in preserving and promoting the historical importance of the site through funds collected by the Friends of The Fort.
2) to increase the awareness of the public of this historical site through training and supporting a volunteer docent program.
3) to promote the acquisition of knowledge of Nevada’s history by supporting historical research and encouraging participation of those who have been part of the history of Las Vegas.