The Reed Whipple Cultural Center has sat empty since 2016, but today with the help of the City Of Las Vegas it has been repurposed. The city has announced that the cultural center will receive a makeover as a part of the expansion plans for the NEON MUSEUM that lives across the street!
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The expansion of the museum is going to be partly funded with a 2.2 million city grant to help support operations.
The museum which opened in 2012 will double in size and have an eligible 30-year lease from the city. The new center would be named Ne10 which is a combination of neon's chemical symbol and atomic number. The museum wants to use the cultural center for an indoor gallery, neon craft demonstrations, classrooms, offices, and storage. The site will start renovations in August.