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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.



Hand-drawn map of the Mormon Fort and Las Vegas Valley from a letter by John Steele to Brigham Young, circa 1855

Fred and Maurine Wilson Photo Collection