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Clark County to host 1 October anniversary exhibit

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 01:03:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In remembrance of the third anniversary of 1 October, Clark County will host a 1 October anniversary exhibit from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 8.

The exhibit will be in the Rotunda Gallery, located on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

The Government Center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and staff from the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will be present in the Rotunda throughout the first day of the exhibit.

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Anyone visiting the Government Center or any other County facility is required to wear a face-covering and to practice social distancing in compliance with directives to limit community spread of COVID-19, according to the county.

“It is important for our community even in the midst of this pandemic to honor the lives lost and changed forever because of 1 October,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “We can’t forget the huge impact the shooting had on our community. We also want to remember the strength and resiliency we showed in our support of one another in large and small ways after the attack.”

The 1 October exhibit will feature three glass cases containing selected objects from the Clark County Museum’s October 1st Collection including signs, candles, stuffed animals, and other items left at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign in the aftermath of the 1 October attack.

Clark County Museum volunteers spent 18 months cataloging 22,000 artifacts left at the local landmark and other locations. Every artifact has been photographed and is online and available for viewing on the museum’s website.

The museum also is collecting stories behind memorial items to be included in its efforts to tell the story of how our community responded to 1 October.

A form is posted on the museum’s website for anyone interested in sharing their story about what they left at one of the memorial sites.

This year’s 1 October exhibit will also include The Art of Healing Mural created by local artists to commemorate the first anniversary of 1 October in 2018. The nine-panel mural features teddy bear images representing the 58 lives lost in the initial hours after the attack. The public was allowed to sign condolence messages on the mural the first year it was on display.

Additionally, the Angels of Love exhibit remains in the Government Center Rotunda. The display contains glass angels in remembrance of the 58 lives lost in the attack and the hundreds of people wounded. The exhibit was given to Clark County by the Angels of Love organization of Orange County, Calif., for the first anniversary of the Route 91 shooting.

The display also features patches and memorabilia to honor organizations and law enforcement agencies that responded to the incident including Las Vegas police, the Clark County Fire Department, UMC hospital, and off-duty personnel from different agencies outside of Las Vegas who were attending the concert and tried to assist victims.