News & Events

Mary Beth Timm named director of Lost City Museum

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Mary Beth Timm grew up in the urban areas of Washington, D.C. and Chicago, but found her calling in some distinctively remote places. With degrees in archaeology and Spanish, Timm has participated in excavations in Peru, Alaska, Arizona and, most recently, Nevada, where she has been serving as the curator of […]


  As part of Southern Nevada Archaeology Speaker Series, The Lost City Museum presents an artifact identification workshop in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office. The workshop will take place July 7th 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Join us at hands-on activity stations that will teach ten participants to identify archeological and historic artifacts. Space […]

Lost City Museum shares artifacts via virtual reality

OVERTON, Nevada – Lost City Museum is expanding its access to its collections – and using virtual reality to do it. Beginning June 4, 30 three-dimensional, interactive models of artifacts will be available for public viewing on the website Lost City Museum specializes in exhibiting content that was excavated in the surrounding Moapa Valley, […]

Southern Nevada Speaker Series: Live stone tool demonstration

  Stone tool use is the oldest form of technology used by humans. During this live demonstration, see and learn about the materials and process that go into creating stone tools, and why this understanding is so important to archaeologists. May 12, 2018 at 2 pm     FREE for members or with paid admission […]

Lost City Museum joins CoCoRaHS!

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who measure and report rain, hail and snow from their immediate areas.  Lost City Museum joined the group this spring to help collect and report data from our campus.  Observations are shared with scientists, resource managers, government officials, emergency personnel […]

Lost City Museum Collection Project Highlight

A new three dimensional (3D) digitization project is on-going at Lost City Museum. Benjamin Van Alstyne is producing models of select bowls, canteens, jars and cooking pots. These are prehistoric items that were recovered from archaeological excavations in Moapa Valley. The 3D models are hosted on, where they can be viewed using smartphones, tablets […]

Southern Nevada Archaeology Speaker Series: Researching an Historic Road

Join Lake Mead National Recreation Area Archaeologist, Christine Nycz, as she recreates the process of researching historic roads in Moapa Valley. She narrates the challenges inherent in matching historic road maps with modern mapping software to tell the story of road use within Lake Mead. This presentation is a must for historians as she describes […]

Southern Nevada Archaeology Speaker Series

Have you ever wondered about what local archaeological projects are going on around town? Or, how archaeologists do their jobs? To answer these and other questions the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team (SNAPCRT) is sponsoring a lecture and workshop series for the public, Southern Nevada Archaeology Speaker Series. Topics will include laws that […]

DOCENT COUNCIL The Lost City Museum Docent Council was formed in 1981 with the purpose of providing service to The Lost City Museum. Docents are the backbone of the museum and help out in many exciting areas. Opportunities are available at the admissions desk, leading school tours, assisting in collections or with special events. This […]

Neon Museum exhibit at The Lost City Museum

  The Neon Museum is honoring renowned sign designer Betty Willis in a small exhibit at the Lost City Museum in Overton, NV. Willis designed Las Vegas’ most iconic emblem, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, as well as the distinctive signs for the Moulin Rouge and the Blue Angel Motel, among others. The […]