Will Durham

Will Durham, Neon sign collector

A native of Reno, Will Durham is a collector of vintage neon signs from throughout Nevada and other parts of the United States. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he worked in film and commercial production in Los Angeles, and moved back to Reno in 2005. An exhibit of selected neon signs from his collection appeared at the Nevada Museum of Art from October 2012 through February 2013. Photo by Patrick Cummings

Full Oral History Transcript

Neon collector Will Durham shares a memory from his childhood that he believes spurred his original interest in neon. Recorded by Catherine Magee.


Will Durham explains how and why he began to collect and preserve neon signs, during a time of enormous changes in the landscape of downtown Reno. Recorded by Catherine Magee.