EDITOR’S NOTE: The New Year marks the first anniversary of Inside Henderson Magazine.
– This month Clark County Museum director and iH contributor Mark P. Hall-Patton brings us the tale of a house (Odd Shop Odyssey). The modest-sized structure was created as part of a rebuilding effort in the wake of a fire that ripped through the town of Goldfield, Nev. in 1923.
The building began life as a family home and served for many years as an antique store named The Odd Shop before ending (presumably) its journey as a permanent museum exhibit on Heritage Street.
I can relate a little bit to the story of this house. Inside Henderson Magazine celebrates its one year anniversary with this issue (we began as an online publication nine months prior, in March 2014). Our small team started the publication as an exploration of life in the often overshadowed, if not overlooked, southeastern Valley.
“This issue marks the true beginning of our journey and we hope to continue it with you for years to come,” I wrote in the inaugural editor’s note. And it has truly been a journey, both in terms of getting traction as a young local business and creatively finding our way – beginning the evolution of who we are as a publication. And like any journey worth its effort, the destination remains beyond us, but the endeavor to reach it will shape us in ways we cannot yet predict.
This year has been a learning experience for us all and we have already noticed significant alterations of our original vision.
It has been our great fortune to work with such a talented and dedicated team of contributors, sales and production staff who have lifted us from day one.
We are also very grateful for the support of institutions like Henderson Libraries, Clark County Museum, Springs Preserve and local businesses who have trusted us with advertising contracts and offered space in their stores as rack distribution locations. And we are most thankful for the support of our readers, and the interest and encouragement you have shown us from the very beginning. We are excited for a new year in Henderson and a continuation of the journey with you. | iH
This note was featured on page 4 of the January 2016 issue of Inside Henderson Magazine.