Water Street District
Business Association

WSDBA members enjoy a wide range of Benefits, from additional exposure and marketing opportunities to the satisfaction of knowing they’re shaping the future of our community for generations to come.

The Water Street District Business Association (WSDBA) is a group of dedicated business leaders committed to the shared success of the enterprises located on and around historic Water Street.

Together, association members develop strategies and serve as problem-solvers and visionaries for the entire district and act as advocates in the community and other organizations.

WSDBA Board April 2018
Your WSDBA Board - April 2018

EVENTS

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    9:00 am57 Lynn Lane, Henderson NV

    Henderson Historic Venue Announces

    “Love Our Locals” Event on October 5th

    Sept 5, 2019 – Henderson, NV: The Mine Experience, a family-friendly destination which includes the only simulated underground gold mine in Nevada, will offer free admission to locals on  October 5th. The Mine Experience is a new offering by McCaw School of Mines located next to Gordon McCaw STEAM Academy in downtown Henderson. Founded in 1996, the McCaw School of Mines has served as a field trip destination for 4th graders from area schools to communicate the importance of the mining industry to Nevada’s economy, but until now has never been open to the public.

     

    The 5,100 square foot realistic model of an historic underground gold mine is the centerpiece of the tour experience. In 2018, the 100,000th student experienced interactive exhibits presenting both historic and modern mining equipment and processes.  Families and the history-curious will now gain access to the comprehensive collection that includes rock and mineral samples, a gold-panning experience, mining railroad cars and other equipment, a gift shop located in a retired train caboose and visitor’s center.

     

    Virtually everything one sees at McCaw was donated to this nonprofit educational foundation, and their fund-raising efforts provide free Clark County school district field trips. McCaw’s mission focuses on education about the importance of the mining industry to Nevada communities, and corresponding career opportunities showcasing STEM academics.

     

    Nevada’s mining industry continues a growth trajectory earning nearly $8.5 billion in total commodity value during 2017. According to NV Dept of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation, the states’ minerals industry (including support activities and oil/gas exploration), directly employed an average of 14,387 people in 2017. The average pay per employee during this time was $95,000+ annually – the second highest average of any employment sector statewide.

     

    The Mine Experience at McCaw School of Mines welcomes all area residents on Saturday, October 5 with free admission on that day, and is open every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    All children 6 and under can enter free, and regular day admission starts at $5 and varies for type of tour (ex: gold panning included), military, seniors, CCSD employees and groups.

     

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    Media contact: Carol Wilhems

    702.837.5687   cwilhems@lvcoxmail.com

     

    Executive Director: Philip Luna

    702.799.0544   admin@MccawMines.org

    www.mccawmines.org

    Location:  57 Lynn Lane, Henderson NV

    *next to Gordon McCaw STEAM Academy off Basic, downtown Henderson

    McCaw Mine Experience equipment yard

    McCaw Mine Experience equipment yard

    Interactive mineral mines map inside classroom building

    Interactive mineral mines map inside classroom building

    McCaw Mine Experience worker exhibit

    McCaw Mine Experience worker exhibit

     

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019
    11:30 amAsian Chamber of Commerce 6431 West Sahara Avenue Suite 280

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019
    Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    5:00 pm57 Lynn Lane, Henderson NV

    Henderson Historic Venue Welcomes Greater Las Vegas Oct 25-26

    Sept 5, 2019 – Henderson, NV:  In the Silver State, what could be a more authentic celebration of Halloween than a Haunted Mine Experience? The dimly lit tangle of tunnels on their own often conjure an eerie feeling and dressed to spook, this family-friendly simulated underground gold mine plans to captivate those brave enough to explore their passages.

     

    The McCaw School of Mines located next to Gordon McCaw STEAM Academy in downtown Henderson was founded in 1996, and has served as a field trip destination for 4th graders from area schools to communicate the importance of the mining industry to Nevada’s economy. As in previous years, it will be decorated for free public Haunted Mine Experience on October 25 and 26 from 5-9pm both nights.

     

    Visitors will be treated to games, candy and a fluorescent rock display provided by the Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society. Members of SNGMS have also expressed interest in event preparation, and the organization is currently looking for members interested in donating time as tour guides for The Mine Experience presented to students and on general public Saturdays (first of every month starting Oct 5th).

     

    Virtually everything one sees at McCaw was donated to this nonprofit educational foundation, and their fund-raising efforts provide free Clark County school district field trips. McCaw’s mission focuses on education about the importance of the mining industry to Nevada communities, and corresponding career opportunities showcasing STEM academics.

     

    McCaw School of Mines is a member of The Water Street District Business Association and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

     

    Media contact: Carol Wilhems

    702.837.5687   cwilhems@lvcoxmail.com

     

    Executive Director: Philip Luna

    702.799.0544   admin@MccawMines.org

    www.mccawmines.org

    Location:  57 Lynn Lane, Henderson NV

    *next to Gordon McCaw STEAM Academy off Basic, downtown Henderson

    McCaw Mine Experience equipment yard

    McCaw Mine Experience equipment yard

    McCaw Mine Experience entry

    McCaw Mine Experience entry

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