NVAHOF Hosted by the Nevada State Museum for Pioneering Las Vegas History

14 November 2017
Nevada State Museum
Las Vegas, Nevada

NVAHOF Director TD Barnes speaking
Below: Guest Truman Guynn and NVAHOF Director TD Barnes
Barnes and Guynn were HS classmates at Mt. View, Oklahoma

NVAHOF Director TD Barnes served as the keynote speaker at a luncheon of Pioneering Las Vegas History to a record-breaking crowd at the Springs Preserve that included guests from Oklahoma and Colorado. His topic was the recently declassified history of the Central Intelligence Agency during the forming of Area 51 for flight-testing the ultra-secret U-2 reconnaissance plane. Barnes was affiliated with and worked at Area 51 on the agency's DS&T special projects team. His lecture covered the questions of who, when, why, what, and where of the CIA era at Area 51 and the many recently revealed affiliated sites during the period of the Cold War from 1955 to 1979 when the CIA relinquished Area 51 to the US Air Force.